Coca-Cola Indonesia, in partnership with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), has announced the nationwide launch of bottles made from 100% recycled PET (rPET) plastic, excluding the cap and label.
In a first for the country, rPET packaging is now available for Coca-Cola Trademark brands, Fanta, Sprite in 390ml, and Sprite Waterlymon in 425ml.
This development is regarded as a step toward the development of a closed loop circular economy in Indonesia, and underscores CCEP’s commitment to its goal of using 50% recycled plastic in its packaging by 2025. This ambition is aligned with the Coca-Cola Company’s sustainability vision A World Without Waste.
The introduction of 100% rPET bottles marks a substantial contribution towards this goal, reducing reliance on new plastics in Indonesia and lowering carbon emissions in the production process, says Coca-Cola.
A state-of-the-art recycling facility in West Java, established by Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Indonesia (CCEP) and Dynapack Asia, manufactures the recycled bottles from post-consumer PET, and boosting recycling capability in the region.
The factory also houses a jointly established foundation – Mahija Parahita Nusantara – to drive the circular outcomes for PET bottles while stabilising feedstock pricing and ensuring fair and responsible collection practices for waste collectors.
The foundation supports The Coca-Cola Company’s goal of collecting the equivalent of each can and bottle it sells by 2030, developing collection infrastructure through collection micro-enterprises, social enterprise and community support. By supporting the informal waste-picker community with stable employment and vital social care, Mahija helps provides the feedstock for the facility while ensuring that the factory operations adhere to human rights principles and regulations in the waste collection supply chain, such as eliminating child labour and providing safe work environments.