Among the 51 countries surveyed, Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestlé were named the world’s largest plastic polluters for the third consecutive year,
and were accused of “zero progress” in reducing plastic waste.
The report pointed out that Coca-Cola was the most discarded beverage bottle found on beaches, rivers, parks and other places,
and was named the world’s largest plastic polluter in the annual BreakFree From Plastic audit.
To this end, Coca-Cola and the Danish startup Paboco are developing environmentally friendly paper packaging to improve the environment.
From the appearance point of view, the new paper packaging adopts a straighter cylindrical design.
The upper part is smooth and can be printed with logo; the lower part is designed with raised texture to make it easier to hold.
The material of the new packaging is made of a paper shell made of Nordic wood pulp paper,
including a plastic lining and a recyclable plastic cover. It is said to be 100% recyclable and biodegradable.
This material is extremely malleable, and a variety of bottle designs can be manufactured in the future, which can be extended to any Coca-Cola drink.
The new packaging will be tested in Hungary in the second quarter of this year.
Coca-Cola said that the company’s ultimate goal is to develop paper bottles that can be completely recycled,
and make its own contribution to the earth’s environmental protection.