Coca Cola: Commit to Keeping your Plastic out of our Oceans.

  • by: Andrew M
  • recipient: Senior Director of Environment and Sustainability at Coca Cola: April Crow and CEO: Muhtar Kent

According to Greenpeace, by 2050 there will be more plastic per lb in our oceans than fish! That jaw-dropping statistic is due in large part to plastic soda bottles produced en masse for companies like Coca Cola. As the world's largest beverage producer and one of the world's largest purchasers of plastic bottles it is up to them to set a new standard and lead the industry to find a solution to the plastic pollution that is clogging our oceans.

We all know recycled plastic exists and currently Coca Cola bottles are recyclable but that doesn't mean that Coca Cola
uses recycled plastic to bottle their soft drinks. Coca Cola sells around 108 to 128 billion plastic bottles every year but only a fraction of them are made out of recycled plastic. This is unacceptable.

Coca Cola needs to be the industry standard and commit to using more recycled plastic in their to bottle their drinks. This would keep more of the material out of landfills and our oceans and incentivize plastic recycling industry.

Let's ask Coca Cola to be the lead the way and publicly pledge to set global benchmarks to reduce its use of un-recycled plastic.

Dear Mr. Muhtar Kent CEO of Coca Cola ;


Our oceans are being clogged by plastic. In large part because of un-recycled beverage bottles like yours. As the industry leader in the beverage industry and the one of the largest users of plastic bottles we are asking you to accept responsibility and beging to use more recycled plastic in your production. Please take the necessary steps to lead the way and make a pledge to reduce your use of un-recycled plastics and make a difference in our world.


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