Coca-Cola Singapore announces its latest green initiative – switching Sprite from its iconic green bottle to a clear PET bottle, to boost recycling of Sprite bottles in Singapore.
The clear Sprite bottles, which are already 100% recyclable, will also be made with 10% recycled PET (otherwise known as rPET). These changes are part of Coca-Cola Singapore’s efforts to deliver on its World Without Waste commitments, to help collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one it sells by 2030.
The new clear Sprite bottles are available in stores nation-wide in the following packages: 500ml and 1.5L.
A study by GA Circular, a circular economy action and advisory company focused on driving the circular economy in Asia, has found that while coloured PET bottles can be recycled, a change from coloured PET to transparent PET will significantly increase the value of the plastic in the after-use market and therefore its ability to remain in a circular economy and be used again and again for different purposes.
The switch to the transparent Sprite PET bottles in Singapore follows a similar move in Western Europe and then in Asia, including in countries such as the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, and Fiji.
Don’t worry, the look may have changed, but you will still get the same great-tasting, refreshing lemon and lime hit from Sprite.