Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) France plans to distribute all of its packaged beverages to hotels, restaurants and cafes in returnable glass bottles by the end of 2022. Coca-Cola says the new bottles can be refilled up to 25 times, saving more than 15 million single-use glass bottles and the associated energy use. The 250 ml returnable glass bottle will be used for the Fuze Tea, Tropico, Sprite, Fanta and Minute Maid brands. They join the Coca-Cola Original, Coca-Cola Zero and Coca-Cola Cherry brands in their iconic 330 ml glass bottles. Once empty, the bottles are stored in their own crates and collected for return to the factory to be cleaned and refilled. CCEP says a refillable glass bottle boasts a greenhouse gas impact three times lower than that of a single-use glass bottle. Coca-Cola says that packaging accounts for 43% of their total value chain emissions.
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