Coke attached caps

Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB), in partnership with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, is introducing new, attached caps to its plastic bottles, making it easier to recycle the entire package and ensure no cap gets left behind.

Production of bottles with attached caps has begun at CCEP’s site in East Kilbride meaning that consumers in Scotland and the North of England will start to see new caps attached to 1.5l bottles of Fanta, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Diet Coke soon. The switch is set to be completed for all plastic bottles across Coca-Cola GB’s range by early 2024.

All of Coca-Cola’s bottles, including the caps, have been 100% recyclable for many years but not all are being recycled. Bottle caps are often discarded and end up as litter. The new design means that the cap stays connected to the bottle after opening, so the whole plastic bottle and attached cap can be recycled.

Last year CCEP announced that it had reached its target of using 100% recycled plastic – excluding caps and labels - in all its 500ml or smaller bottles sold in GB ahead of schedule, helping to save around 29,000 tonnes of plastic per year.

Stephen Moorhouse, general manager at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, GB, said: “As the world’s largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola, we recognise that we have a leading role to play in pushing innovation and design to produce more high-quality recycled plastic which can be converted into new bottles.”