CASE STUDY: Coca-Cola implements new technology reducing plastic in bottles and reducing emissions and energy usage

Coca-Cola Amatil (Aust) Pty Ltd is working on a project that is expected to lead to a 32% reduction in carbon emissions and reduce its energy usage by 40% within its blending and filling equipment at its Richland facility in Queensland.  

Coca-Cola will use funding of almost $1.3 million from the Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program that will help produce the lightest PET plastic bottles in the global Coca-Cola system – with contributes by the company of $2.5 million.

The project will involve the installation of the latest-generation ‘blow-fill’ or PET bottle self-manufacture technology into an existing beverage production line for 1.25, 1.5 and 2 litre PET bottles.  It is expected to reduce the quantity of plastic in bottles by up to 35%. 

The project will also boost competitiveness for the company.

The project is expected to save the Coca-Cola Amatil’s Richlands facility up to $285,000 in energy costs each year while also reducing the amount of plastic in bottles. 

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