Environmental NGOs express “disappointment” and “concern” over Coca-Cola’s recent advert in joint letter to WRAP

Environmental organisation City to Sea has today sent a joint open letter to WRAP  which is co-signed by 6 other NGO’s including Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth to express their collective “disappoint” and “concern” regarding Coca-Cola’s recent ‘Round in Circles’ advertising campaign which attempts to redefine the word single-use. The advert they claim, will “disrupt consumer understanding of what is meant by ‘single use’ packaging” and “sets a dangerous precedent to the industry and poses a real and immediate threat to progress being made on reducing single-use plastic.”  The…

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Coca-Cola announces a billion euros of investments over the next five years in support of sustainable development in France

At the occasion of the Choose France Summit, Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO James Quincey announces a major investment plan over the next five years as part of the company’s long-term commitment to France. This investment plan will be discussed during a meeting between James Quincey and President Emmanuel Macron on Monday January 20th in the frame of the Summit. The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the primary bottling partner in the country, together plan to invest as much as one billion euros behind the introduction of new products…

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Coca Cola is misleading the public over single-use plastic bottles, says environmental campaigners in ASA complaint

Coca Cola is attempting to mislead the public about the environmental impact of its plastic bottles by suggesting they are not ‘single-use’ say plastic campaigning organisation, City to Sea in a complaint submitted this week to the Advertising Standards Agency ASA. The company’s recent advertising campaign claims “single-use plastic bottles are only single-use if they are thrown away”, with ads appearing in newspapers and tube stations. City to Sea have as a result, submitted a formal complaint to the (ASA) arguing that Coca-Cola misrepresents a commonly held definition of the word ‘single-use,’…

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Sweden to become the first country worldwide where all Coca-Cola plastic bottles will be made from 100% recycled material

Coca-Cola Sweden announced today that, from 2020, it will make all of its plastic bottles from 100% recycled material1, becoming the first country worldwide to do so.  The transition will begin in the first quarter of 2020 and includes all plastic (PET) packaging made at Coca-Cola’s bottling plant in Jordbro. By switching to 100% recycled material in its bottles1, Coca-Cola will eliminate the use of 3,500 tons of virgin plastic each year in Sweden. This will also result in an annual reduction in CO2 emissions of 25 per cent over…

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Winners of Inaugural US Transparency Awards Announced

Labrador, a global communication firm specializing in regulated disclosure documents, today announces the winners of the inaugural U.S. Transparency Awards. The rankings compare the efficacy of corporate disclosure documents among the top S&P 250 companies by market capitalization trading on the NYSE or Nasdaq. This year’s top honor is awarded to The Coca-Cola Company for the Best Overall corporate disclosure across its annual proxy statement, form 10-K and investor relations website. After successfully launching 10 years ago in France, the first U.S. Transparency Awards recognize the quality and completeness of…

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