Coca-Cola Transitions To 100% Recycled Plastic In Netherlands And Norway

Drinks giant Coca-Cola is transitioning from virgin resin-based plastic to using plastic bottles made from 100 percent recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) for their locally-produced brands in the Netherlands and Norway.

The Western European division of the beverage behemoth says the two countries join Sweden, which completed the switch in December 2019, in being able to sell products including Coca-Cola, Sprite and Fanta in rPET bottles. Large plastic bottles will follow in 2021, making it the second market to transition its locally produced portfolio to 100 percent rPET.

A key enabler for the switch in the Netherlands and Norway is the rapidly expanding and effective deposit return schemes operational in both countries, guaranteeing a supply to produce rPET.

“Well-designed Deposit Return Schemes can play an important role in delivering a circular economy for PET bottles at a

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Coca-Cola to cut thousands of jobs in major reorganization

In a note sent to employees Friday, Chairman and Chief Executive James Quincey said Coca-Cola “must operate differently to emerge stronger.”

A spokesman declined to comment on the total number of job cuts planned, but the company is banking on voluntary separations reducing the number of forced layoffs.

The cuts pose more challenges for metro Atlanta, which suffered massive job losses earlier this year. While the region added thousands of jobs in July, it still had about 200,000 fewer jobs than at the end of last year.

Pockets of the economy have done well: Sandy Springs-based UPS has seen the number of home deliveries soar and Home Depot recently logged record quarterly results as people spent more to fix up their homes.

But many other Atlanta-based companies, small and large, have suffered as consumers go out less and spend less. Delta Air Lines said this week it plans to furlough

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