January 27

Coca-Cola and Unilever to Develop Circular Economy in China

The Coca-Cola Company has partnered with Chinese online retailer to encourage plastics recycling and help drive the circular economy in China.

JD plans to use its nationwide logistics system to help collect used beverage bottles from households. The collected bottles will be sent to recycling facilities in partnership with Coca-Cola, where they will enter the circular value chain.

The two companies piloted the recycling programme for two weeks in Shanghai last month. JD’s courier team collected used bottles from 50,000 households when they delivered packages to consumers. An expansion of this partnership is now being considered.

Photo courtesy of Sri Lanka.

Source: Plastics In Packaging (link opens in a new window)

circular economy, e-commerce, product design, recycling