Coke’s ‘First in Decades’ PET Lightweighting Project Sends Supply Chain Ripples

A new lightweighting project reduces the weight of 12-, 16.9-, and 20-oz PET bottles from 21 to 18.5 g. That’ll help reduce PET by 3 million metric tons by 2025, but how will the supply chain react? We asked Alejandro Santamaria, Coke’s senior director.

The Coca-Cola Company has completely redesigned its range of small PET bottles with its latest lightweighting initiative, reducing the weight of these bottles and in many cases, changing the shape. Starting now and through 2024, all small PET bottles in 12 oz, 16.9 oz and 20 oz will be lightweighted from 21 g to 18.5 g for all The Coca-Cola Company’s sparkling brands, Minute Maid Refreshments, and Minute Maid Aguas Frescas in the U.S. and Canada.

Coca-Cola Trademark’s 20-oz 100% recycled PET (rPET, excluding caps and labels) bottles will soon be available in the new lightweighted bottle, as well.

It has been quite some time since the last preform and bottle redesign of this magnitude. For Coca-Cola Trademark’s 20-oz bottle specifically, that particular bottle design has been in the market since 2006, so it has been nearly two decades.

“The on-the-go grip design was hip and new when it first launched in the early 2000s, but it deviated from the original Coke contour. Now, we’re bringing back the original contour shape to the North American market but have optimized and modernized it a bit. We’ve been continuously working to ‘right-weight’ our bottles, incrementally going from 27 to 21 grams over the last 10 years. But we’d reached the ‘floor’ with our previous designs,” Alejandro Santamaria, senior director, Global Packaging Development & Innovation, The Coca-Cola Company tells Packaging World “Our breakthrough innovations in modeling technology, which reduce the weight of our bottles to 18.5 grams, represent a major step in reducing our environmental impact while preserving the durability and functionality of our packaging and, most importantly, the quality and taste standards of our beverages. As The Coca-Cola Company continues to make strides towards its World Without Waste goals of reducing PET use by three million metric tons by 2025, this light weighting innovation will help the company work toward this goal, while also helping reduce its overall carbon footprint. 

“First, we needed to get bottlers throughout the network excited by the idea. We knew some existing bottle designs were not conducive to lightweighting, so we needed to refresh the design completely to get below the 21-g mark. From there, we piloted a research lab to develop and test the bottles. As the project got bigger and we entered the more advanced stages, we brought in a design team, suppliers, and more to bring the initiative to life,” he says.

Why now? While this work does have some cost-saving benefits due to reduction in material inputs, Santamaria says the company is primarily doing this to ensure its packaging is designed efficiently. Between getting bottling partners on board and product R&D, this all takes time, and he wanted to ensure the company was timing it correctly. Across the value chain, it appeared to be the right time.

“There had been incremental changes made over the past decade where an infrastructure overhaul was not necessary, but since 21 g was the floor weight for the bottle design, it was time to refresh the design to make even more progress towards lightweighting. We’ve been working on this for a while and it’s no easy feat, but luckily, we have an incredible bottler system that has helped us to accomplish this,” Santamaria says.

There certainly have been some process changes to bring the updated bottle designs to life. Suppliers’ existing preform equipment was re-tooled to produce the new 18.5-g preform design, and bottlers supported the project by investing in new capital for new molds. Bottlers’ existing blow-molding equipment had to be re-tooled as well to produce the new molds for the updated bottles. Downstream of bottle blowing, though, changes to packaging infrastructure are minimal. Filling, capping, labeling, and packing equipment required very minimal adjustments to compensate for the small dimensional differences of the new bottle designs.

Other industries, like bottled water, have undergone significant lightweighting projects over recent years, and some have noticed the less robust PET bottles don’t perform as well in supply chains or on packaging lines. Coca-Cola doesn’t expect this will be an issue.

Outside of Coca-Cola and Sprite, all of Coke's other sparkling varieties—like Minute Maid Refreshments and Minute Maid Aguas Frescas—will require new, smaller labels. These will use the same placement as Coca-Cola and Sprite brands.

“As we are not lightweighting our sparkling bottles to the same extent as water, we don’t anticipate any issues. Our new bottles will still be rigid enough to run through our supply lines without issue,” Santamaria says. “Most things downstream will remain largely the same as the existing packaging is compatible with Coca-Cola and Sprite Trademark, but some tweaks have been made for the sparkling brands in the portfolio.”

There will be no change to any Coca-Cola or Sprite Trademark label size and placement. All other sparkling varieties—like Minute Maid Refreshments and Minute Maid Aguas Frescas—will require new, smaller labels which will be the same placement as Coca-Cola and Sprite brands. Previously, Coke’s sparkling offerings were packaged in a straight bottle with a very large label. Now, there will be a similar label size across all brands, which Santamaria says is a positive change in terms of labeling efficiency across bottles. There will be no changes to the cap/closure as part of this project. 

“The secret was finding the right design features that allowed us to lightweight the bottle without compromising the quality of the drink,” Santamaria says. “The new bottles are optimized to reduce weak points in the bottle, preventing CO2 loss and retaining the bubbliness that we all know and love from our favorite drinks. We were able to find the sweet spot of functionality, while also still retaining the appealing shape of the bottle.”

There was a lot of data collection and consumer research done behind-the-scenes to ensure consumers felt good about the changes being made to the bottles. Santamaria says the response was overwhelmingly positive.

This transition is projected to reduce annual use of new plastic by the equivalent of nearly 800 million bottles in 2025 compared to 2024. Additionally, the packaging shift is estimated to reduce carbon emissions in 2025 compared to 2024 in an amount equivalent of taking more than 17,000 cars off the road for one year. The Coca-Cola Company recognizes its responsibility to help solve the global plastic packaging waste problem, and knows that lightweighting is just one step of the process.

In February, Coca-Cola also launched a 100% rPET initiative, where all versions of 20-oz Coca-Cola bottles will be made from 100% recycled plastic (excluding cap and label) in the U.S. This transition began in March and will be fully rolled out by the end of 2024. All producing bottling partners in The Coca-Cola System in U.S. and Canada are rolling out the lightweighted bottles at different points this year. In the U.S., the Coca-Cola system consists of 64 independently owned bottlers. To name a few, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling, Liberty Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, Swire Coca-Cola, and Coca-Cola Consolidated Inc. The company has one bottler in Canada, Coke Canada Bottling Limited. 

When asked how these bottling partners felt about the move, Santamaria says they’ve been willing and accommodating. “We’re so lucky to have such amazing partners who are committed to reducing use of virgin plastic and driving a circular economy,” he says. “It’s been a true team effort to get this initiative to where we are today.” 

Matt Reynolds. “Coke’s ‘First in Decades’ PET Lightweighting Project Sends Supply Chain Ripples” Packaging World. (Massive Coke PET Bottle Lightweighting Project is ‘First in Decades’ | Packaging World (packworld.com))

Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company, LLC Names Kimberly Green Reynolds as Chief Procurement Officer

Kimberly Green Reynolds has been named Chief Procurement Officer for Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company (CCBSS) effective October 30, 2023, reporting to Brandi Shortt, CCBSS President and CEO. Kimberly will have further accountability to the Bottler Procurement Advisory Committee and the CCBSS Board of Directors.

As Chief Procurement Officer, Kimberly will lead the CCBSS Procurement organization and will be responsible for ensuring the function’s goal attainment. She will collaborate with leaders across the North America Coca-Cola Bottling System, Coca-Cola North America Operating Unit (NAOU), and suppliers in order to serve the organization’s customers in the areas of value creation and risk mitigation while delivering a competitive advantage.

Kimberly brings a wide range of expertise and business acumen to her new role. Most recently, she served as the Sr. Director, Ingredients and Commodity Risk Management for CCBSS Procurement, directing strategic sourcing, managing a portfolio of categories including beverage gases, sweeteners, and commodity insights. Kimberly has held management roles in CCBSS Procurement since becoming a part of the team in 2016.

Prior to joining the Coca-Cola System, Kimberly built an impressive 15-year career working in the areas of procurement and business transformation. Most currently before CCBSS, she held leadership roles with Archer Daniels Midland Company and Diageo.

With more than 20 years of operations and supply chain leadership experience, Kimberly is widely recognized for her extensive knowledge and capability in the areas of strategic business management, proficiency building, and integration initiatives. Her appointment represents the company’s deliberate focus on developing talent and helping to make it easier to do business in the Coca-Cola System. Kimberly believes in creating and maintaining operational partnerships which generate significant value and sustained success. A highly versatile leader, she has excelled at managing high-performance teams and has a demonstrated track record of transformative results.

Kimberly received an Executive MBA from the University of Connecticut and holds a BS in Agricultural Education from Clemson University.

Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company, LLC Provides Backpacks and School Supplies to Students in Georgia, Florida, and Oklahoma

Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company (CCBSS) recently concluded their annual Back to School Supply Drive. This effort spans three states: Georgia, Florida, and Oklahoma. CCBSS provided over 200 backpacks to students in need and an ample reserve of supplies that will serve as a repository throughout the school year. In Oklahoma alone, the company’s donations were able to contribute to over 6,000 people served.

“CCBSS firmly upholds the principle of giving back to the communities where we reside and operate. Education forms a foundational pillar for CCBSS, and we are committed to supporting it wholeheartedly. Particularly in times of economic uncertainty, we recognize the critical importance of equipping students in under-resourced communities with the necessary tools and supplies to help them achieve success,” commented Caitlyn Carr, Senior Vice President, CCBSS Business Services. 

Throughout the years, CCBSS has donated thousands of backpacks and countless supplies, actively assisting in preparing students for successful academic journeys.

CCBSS regularly partners with a variety of non-profit organizations and programs aimed at providing students in underserved communities an equal opportunity.

The Coca‑Cola Company and Eight Leading Bottling Partners Announce Creation of Sustainability-Focused Venture Capital Fund in Partnership with Greycroft

$137.7 Million Fund to Focus on Key Investments in Packaging, Decarbonization and Other Initiatives with the Potential to Reduce the Coca‑Cola System’s Carbon Footprint

ATLANTA, July 12, 2023 – The Coca‑Cola Company and eight bottling partners from around the world today announced the closing of a new, $137.7 million venture capital fund focusing on sustainability investments.

Greycroft, a seed-to-growth venture capital firm, will manage the Greycroft Coca‑Cola System Sustainability Fund. The fund is the first of its kind for Greycroft, which invests in enterprise and consumer solutions across life cycles and industries.

The Coca‑Cola system’s carbon footprint is a major priority for the fund, so it will focus on five key areas with the most potential impact to start:

   • Packaging
   • Heating and cooling
   • Facility decarbonization
   • Distribution
   • Supply chain

“This fund offers an opportunity to pioneer innovative solutions and help scale them quickly within the Coca‑Cola system and across the industry,” said John Murphy, President and Chief Financial Officer of The Coca‑Cola Company. “We expect to benefit from getting access to emerging technology and science for sustainability and carbon reduction.”

The fund will seek to invest in companies at the point of commercialization. For Greycroft, partnering with the Coca‑Cola system presents an attractive opportunity to help scale innovations alongside some of the top bottling operations in the world.

“The market for sustainable supply chain and manufacturing technology has continued to grow as consumer brands rise to meet the demands of environmentally conscious customers,” said Dana Settle, Greycroft Co-Founder and Managing Partner. “Greycroft has an ‘invest anywhere’ approach that we believe allows us to identify promising startups with climate tech solutions ready to scale.”

Participants Across the World

The fund’s $137.7 million in capital comes primarily from $15 million of committed capital from each of the following companies:

   • The Coca‑Cola Company
   • Arca Continental
   • Coca‑Cola Bottling Co. UNITED
   • Coca‑Cola Consolidated
   • Coca‑Cola Europacific Partners
   • Coca‑Cola FEMSA
   • Coca‑Cola HBC
   • Reyes Coca‑Cola Bottling
   • Swire Coca‑Cola

Together, these bottlers represent nearly half of Coca‑Cola system volume around the world.

The system has a long history of investment in sustainability-focused projects that continue to make a difference in issues of global importance. For example:

 • In Latin America, The Coca‑Cola Company and Arca Continental have invested in leading recycled PET processing company
   PetStar; Coca‑Cola FEMSA has invested in IMER and a high-tech PET recycling plant, PLANETA.
 • In the Philippines, Coca‑Cola Beverages Philippines and Indorama Ventures invested in PETValue, the largest PET recycling
   plant in the country.
 • In Indonesia, Coca‑Cola Europacific Partners and Dynapack invested in the Amandina PET recycled content production facility;
   in Australia, as part of a cross-industry partnership with Cleanaway, Asahi Beverages and Pact Group, CCEP has invested in PET
   plastic recycling and production facilities.
 • In Europe, The Coca‑Cola Company provided Ioniqa with a loan to help develop technology to transform mixed-color, partly
   contaminated PET waste into clear, food-grade PET. 
 • CCEP, through CCEP Ventures, has invested in recycling start-up CuRe Technology, which uses polyester rejuvenation to target
   plastics that cannot be recycled by mechanical recycling methods and prevents them from being incinerated, downcycled or
   sent to landfill.
 • Coca‑Cola HBC has invested in in-house rPET production in Italy, Poland and Romania, while implementing a transition to 100%
   rPET portfolios in Switzerland, Italy and Austria. Similar transitions in Romania and the Island of Ireland are planned for later
   this year.
 • Several system bottlers have issued green bonds, including Arca Continental, Coca‑Cola FEMSA and Coca‑Cola HBC.
 • Swire Coca‑Cola has invested in establishing the first food-grade ready plastic recycling facility in Hong Kong.

Learn more about sustainability at The Coca‑Cola Company at https://www.coca-colacompany.com/reports/business-and-sustainability-report.

About The Coca‑Cola Company

The Coca‑Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is a total beverage company with products sold in more than 200 countries and territories. Our company’s purpose is to refresh the world and make a difference. We sell multiple billion-dollar brands across several beverage categories worldwide. Our portfolio of sparkling soft drink brands includes Coca‑Cola, Sprite and Fanta. Our water, sports, coffee and tea brands include Dasani, smartwater, vitaminwater, Topo Chico, BODYARMOR, Powerade, Costa, Georgia, Gold Peak and Ayataka. Our juice, value-added dairy and plant-based beverage brands include Minute Maid, Simply, innocent, Del Valle, fairlife and AdeS. We’re constantly transforming our portfolio, from reducing sugar in our drinks to bringing innovative new products to market. We seek to positively impact people’s lives, communities and the planet through water replenishment, packaging recycling, sustainable sourcing practices and carbon emissions reductions across our value chain. Together with our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people, helping bring economic opportunity to local communities worldwide. Learn more at www.coca-colacompany.com and follow us on InstagramFacebook and LinkedIn.

About Greycroft

Greycroft is a seed-to-growth venture capital firm that partners with entrepreneurs of all backgrounds to build category-defining companies. We have deep experience investing in consumer, enterprise, health tech, and fintech sectors around the globe and work as a team to support and advise entrepreneurs, empowering them to execute on their visions. Greycroft has raised over $3 billion in capital and has made over 400 investments since inception. For more information, please visit https://www.greycroft.com.

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Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company, LLC Awarded dotONE Pioneer Award for Automation Excellence

ATLANTA, June 26, 2023 – Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company (CCBSS), a limited liability company owned by nearly 70 independent Coca-Cola bottlers, was recently awarded the dotONE Pioneer Award for Automation Excellence during HighRadius Corporation’s annual Radiance conference!

The award recognizes CCBSS’ transformational results in driving productivity through the automation of manual order-to-cash processes and redirecting resources to more strategic activities. In addition, it reflects the enormous efforts of the entire CCBSS team as they continue to implement innovative technology.

To date, these automations have resulted in significant productivity and efficiency gains for the organization. CCBSS strongly believes in building a culture of innovation. This award highlights the company’s passion of successfully implementing new strategic ideas.

Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company, LLC Opens New Office In Tampa Bay Area

Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company (CCBSS), a limited liability company owned by nearly 70 independent Coca-Cola bottlers, recently opened a new office at 8125 Highwoods Palm Way, Tampa, Florida, to accommodate collaboration and cultural engagement.

In addition to the corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, the new office space in Tampa supports the company’s operational strategy of innovation and sustainability. This development is a strong testament of the Coca-Cola System’s commitment to US-based shared service operations. The newest CCBSS office is an upgrade from its previous location to a modern, collaborative, and vibrant workplace home for its Florida-based associates.

“To better support our ways of working together in CCBSS, we opened a location that allows greater opportunity for a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach via an open office construct,” explained Brandi Shortt, CCBSS President and CEO. “The decision to move our presence in Tampa was an important step in our business strategy.”

The new CCBSS Tampa office is conveniently located on the I-75 corridor and is surrounded by a number of amenities for the company’s associates to enjoy. 

CCBSS Procurement Links Bottlers to Sustainable Solutions

CCBSS Procurement embodies our Leadership Behavior of Engage & Inspire Growth by proactively looking for new innovative sustainable solutions. Janetta Lavender, CCBSS Senior Director of Procurement, and John Kocinski, CCBSS Director of Procurement, work diligently to support The Coca-Cola System’s sustainability mission. One of the team’s efforts recently came into fruition when Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages became the first US-based bottler to have KeelClip™ 1600 machinery in their Elmsford, NY production facility. This equipment installs fiber-based paper fasteners on six-packs instead of plastic rings.

CCBSS was proud to partner with Liberty Coca-Cola as well as various stakeholders to be part of a positive solution that will remove 75,000 pounds of plastic packaging yearly from the supply chain.

This is just one of the many solutions CCBSS is bringing forward. “We expect to see more bottlers and suppliers coming out with innovative ways of doing things throughout the years to come.” John Kocinski explained, “There is no idea that CCBSS Procurement turns away. When reviewing a new solution, we carefully analyze the cost, technical capital, value, and the package as a whole.” The KeelClip™1600 machinery implementation was a large-scale project that took a lot of time and effort to complete, but its success is a big step towards a sustainable future.

“As part of CCBSS Procurement, we act as a link between suppliers with new ideas and our bottlers to implement these ideas,” advised Janetta Lavender. Being innovative is ingrained in the CCBSS culture. We believe in serving as a single, forward-thinking voice to our bottlers and consistently collaborating as one CCBSS family.

Back-to-School Supply Drive, Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company, LLC Donates Backpacks and Supplies to Students in Georgia, Florida, and Oklahoma

Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company (CCBSS), a limited liability company owned by nearly 70 independent Coca-Cola bottlers, recently concluded their annual Back-to-School Supply Drive. The CCBSS team donated essential supplies to students in the company’s primary cities of operation, Atlanta, Tampa, and Tulsa.

In a campaign that ran for two weeks, employees across CCBSS generously contributed essential items to students and families experiencing hardship. Collectively, CCBSS gave away more than 200 backpacks and nearly $4,000 worth of school supplies to help ensure that local students have the items they need to aid in their success this year.

“At CCBSS we believe in supporting our communities where we live and work. Education is one of the corporate social responsibility pillars upon which CCBSS stands. Providing students in under-resourced communities with the tools and supplies they need to be successful and feel confident in school is crucial now more than ever,” said Caitlyn Carr, CCBSS Senior Vice President, Business Services. “I am proud that CCBSS and our employees can make a difference in our communities by helping kids get off to a great start as they begin a new school year.”

The company’s annual school supply drive represents just one more way in which CCBSS gives back to the communities they serve. Throughout the year, CCBSS partners with various non-profit organizations with the goal of providing students in underserved communities opportunities and resources. CCBSS has a long tradition of supporting communities in Atlanta, Tampa, and Tulsa. In addition to encouraging its employees to volunteer in the community, CCBSS team members are given time off during the regular business day each quarter for volunteer activities.

CCBSS IT Expert Mark Dunkerley Recognized as a Top Cybersecurity Leader by Security Magazine

With a drive for excellence, Mark Dunkerely’s achievements landed him on Security magazine’s key professionals list as a 2022 Top Cybersecurity Leader! Mark Dunkerely, CCBSS Director in IT Architecture and Cybersecurity, was recognized for his extensive career and success in cybersecurity.

The Top Cybersecurity Leaders program features enterprise information security executives and professionals, with an aim to inspire the next generation of cybersecurity professionals through their stories. Mark inspired readers with his various stories of success. He discussed his early years, where he played soccer at a competitive level and won a Division II NCAA national championship. Following this accomplishment, he earned a master’s degree in business and later joined the Coca-Cola System in 2015.

As a Director in the CCBSS IT organization, Mark is responsible for delivering secure technology solutions and services for the company, along with overseeing new technologies, processes, and procedures, consistently identifying risks. Additionally, Mark is a published author. In his latest book, “Mastering Windows Security and Hardening,” he details how to gain expertise when implementing efficient security measures and how to create robust defense solutions.

Mark is the epitome of a high achiever, consistently working to improve his skillset and further protect CCBSS’ IT platforms. Congratulations, Mark on this prestigious achievement!

CCBSS Procurement Honored for Sustainability Efforts

CCBSS’ Procurement organization was a finalist in the 2021 Plastics Industry Awards for the Supplier Partnership – Toolmaker category. This award recognizes companies that supply goods and services to plastics processors, and it examines the work they do during and after the life of a project in a sustainable manner. The CCBSS Procurement team has worked diligently to increase closure supply capacity and overall single-serve PET production across the North America supply network. This finalist trophy recognizes the outstandingly innovative work CCBSS Procurement does in the sustainability space!