Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) just launched drink bottles made out of 100% recycled plastic for North American markets. The soft drink giant’s all-recycled bottles will hit store shelves later this month in a handful of markets as a first step in a larger plan.
First, drinks under the Coca-Cola trademark brand will hit the market in 20oz 100% recycled PET bottles in California, Texas, and New York. Next month, the same three states will see Dasani-branded bottled water products in fully recycled 20oz bottles, followed by environmentally friendly 20oz bottles for Smartwater products in New York and California this July.
Sprite is also launching recycled bottles this month, starting with a smaller 13.2oz bottle in a slightly different set of target markets, hitting Florida but not Texas. Sprite’s trademark green plastic bottles will move to clear plastic, which the company says is easier to recycle, by the end of 2022.