Coca-Cola to recycle PET bottles helping turn 2012 London Olympics green
With the 2012 London Olympics coming up, Coca-Cola is now gearing up to make sure the mess is cleaned up, well in advance. In a joint venture with ECO Plastics, Coca-Cola will soon kick off operations at Continuum Recycling located in North Lincolnshire. All clear PET bottles will be taken in for recycling and the move will help double the current production of food grade recycled PET plastic in the UK from 35,000 tonnes in 2010 to more than 75,000 tonnes. These bottles, once recycled, will help produce about 80 million new Coke bottles in a span of six weeks from the date of the Closing Ceremony of the Olympics.
A commendable plan on Coca-Cola’s part, this recycling of bottles from the games should help lending a hand in turning the 2012 London Olympics green as ever.