The Coca‑Cola Company's rPET Launch

As part of our global pledge to make 100% of our packaging recyclable by 2025 and use at least 50% recycled material in our packaging by 2030, we have launched our 100% recycled PET bottles in Pakistan. These eco-friendly bottles are a significant step towards reducing plastic waste and promoting sustainability in the beverage industry. The 100% recycled rPET bottles are a testament to Coca‑Cola's commitment to a greener future, with a focus on responsible packaging. Join us in our mission to reduce environmental impact, one refreshing sip at a time.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • rPET is also known as recycled PET plastic. Once PET plastic is broken down and cleaned it can be turned into bottles that are as good and safe to use as new ones.

  • Yes! Food-grade rPET is 100% safe to use in food and drink packaging. Food-grade rPET is made by breaking down recyclable plastic and cleaning the recyclable plastic so it can be turned into bottles that are as good and safe to use as new ones.

  • Right now, about 9% of our packaging globally is made from food-grade rPET. Some countries allow us to bottle more of our products with food-grade rPET, like Colombia, where 42% of our packaging contains rPET, and Mexico, where our water brand Ciel is bottled in 100% food-grade rPET packaging. Use of bottle-to-bottle recycling is on the rise! Our 2030 goal is to use 50% or more food-grade rPET in all our plastic bottles worldwide, but that’s only the beginning!

  • We’re working to increase our use of food-grade rPET every day, as it becomes more efficient and available around the world. While 50% or more food-grade rPET is our goal for 2030, we don’t intend to stop there. In fact, our aim is to eliminate the concept of single-use plastic and plastic waste altogether.

  • Yes, you can recycle PET bottles! It’s a useful way to find new life for first-use plastic and helps support progress toward a world without waste.

  • Many people are surprised to learn that making bottles with food-grade rPET uses much less energy than glass or aluminum. In addition to being clean, strong, and safe, plastic is lighter in weight and requires less packaging, which means bottles made out of PET and food-grade rPET require less fuel in the shipping process.

  • Our push to increase the use of food-grade rPET in our products is driven by our goal to lead the progress toward a litter-free world—and bottle-to-bottle recycling is an important part of that effort. We share the worldwide concern about packaging sustainability, and we hope to be part of the solution by increasing the amount of food-grade rPET used in all of our plastic bottles to 50% or more by 2030.

  • Absolutely. We believe every package—regardless of where it comes from—has value and life beyond its initial use. If something can be recycled, it should be recycled.