The Coca-Cola Company, world's largest beverage company and United Resource Recovery Corporation (URRC), a leader in PET recycling have set the world's largest plastic bottle-to-bottle recycling plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina underway. As per the company, the plant when fully operational will produce approximately 100 mln pounds of food-grade recycled PET plastic each year - the equivalent of nearly two bln 20-ounce Coca-Cola bottles. Over the next ten years the plant will prevent the release of one million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions - the equivalent of removing 215,000 cars from the road.
"Today we turn our commitments into action as we mark a key milestone in our goal to recycle and reuse 100 percent of our bottles and cans in the U.S. and ensure the sustainability of our packaging," said Sandy Douglas, president of Coca-Cola North America. "We have been working with Coca-Cola for more than 10 years to help accelerate the development and commercialization of new, sustainable recycling technology," said Carlos Gutierrez, president of United Resource Recovery Corporation (URRC).
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