CCBA Kenya to Introduce Translucent Plastic Bottles for Dasani Water.

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Kenya, the largest beverage producer in Africa, has stated that it will switch to Dasani water bottles for both the 500ml and 1L Packs in order to be more environmentally friendly and provide its customers a more contemporary look.

The PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) used to create the clear bottles is highly recyclable, allowing for simple collection, sorting and production of new bottles while minimising environmental impact.

Clear PET plastic also aids in economic empowerment since it will be more valuable to trash recyclers who make a living by gathering and selling used plastic containers.

John Mwendwa, Public Affairs, Communication and Sustainability Director stated: “Coca-Cola’s World Without Waste initiative represents Coca-Cola’s commitment to doing business sustainably, which includes addressing the packaging waste challenge.”

“Clear PET can be made into new bottles as well as a wide range of new products, such as pillow and duvet inners, making it more valuable than coloured PET, which has limited uses.”

“It is a big step forward in creating a circular economy for plastic waste by giving it value, which in turn incentivizes people to collect and recycle which generates income.”

In recent years, A soft drink firm conducted its own investigation to determine whether microplastics are present in Dasani bottled water. This was done in response to a report that claimed the product was one of many well-known brands that were tainted with microscopic pieces of plastic.

According to the study, samples of Dasani water purchased from Amazon ranged in concentration from 85 to 303 plastic particles per litre, while Dasani water purchased in Kenya had a concentration of up to 335 plastic pieces per litre.

In a statement, Coca-Cola noted that it has not independently verified the findings and that it has some of the highest quality standards in the sector.

“We stand by the safety of our products, and welcome continued study of plastics in our environment,” Coca-Cola said in a statement.