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Coca-Cola announces major increase in recycled plastic use in New Zealand

Coca-Cola Oceania and Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand have announced a major increase in their use of recycled plastic as part of a global commitment to help solve the growing packaging problem. By the end of 2019, all Coca-Cola Amatil plastic bottles smaller than one litre and water bottles across all sizes will be made from entirely recycled plastic in NZ.
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Coca-Cola Amatil recognised for sustainability efforts

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has announced its the newest member of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSD Australia). CCA has implemented a sustainability framework within the organisation, regularly reports on environmental performance, and has set up sustainability goals to be achieved by 2020. This includes maximising recycling, acting on climate change, and reducing the use of both sugar and unrecycled plastics across its product range.
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Coca-Cola Amatil on track to hit 60 per cent renewable energy target

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has revealed in its 2018 Sustainability Report that the company is on track to source 60 per cent of its energy from low-carbon and renewables. CCA sources 56.2 per cent of its energy from wind, solar, and natural gas. Speaking at the report’s launch in Sydney, Group Managing Director Alison Watkins says a further expansion of solar will help the company reach its target by 2020.
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Coca-Cola to stop distributing plastic straws

Coca-Cola Amatil has announced that from February, it will no longer distribute plastic straws or stirrers in Australia. Instead, the company will stock fully recyclable and biodegradable Forest Stewardship Council-accredited paper straws, sourced from suppliers BioPak and Austraw.
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Steve Wrightson of Mocopan Coffee playing to win

Stepping out onto Sydney’s freshly manicured Allianz Stadium dressed in the Sydney Roosters’ iconic red, white and blue jersey is a memory few are lucky to share, but one Steve Wrightson recalls well. “It’s electric. I just loved playing the game of rugby league,” Steve says. “I played half a dozen games as a professional rugby league player until injury forced me to retire early.” Steve was a proud Roosters player, but his heart always stayed with his childhood team, the South Sydney Rabbitohs. 
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Coca-Cola acquires Costa coffee chain

The Coca-Cola Company has acquired the Costa coffee chain from its parent company Whitbread for £3.9 billion (approximately AU$7.0 billion). “Costa gives Coca-Cola new capabilities and expertise in coffee, and our system can create opportunities to grow the Costa brand worldwide,” says James Quincey, Coca-Cola President and CEO. “Hot beverages is one of the few segments of the total beverage landscape where Coca-Cola does not have a global brand. Costa gives us access to this market with a strong coffee platform.”
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Puretec perfecting water

When it comes to achieving the perfect water recipe to complement coffee, it’s a careful balancing act. Mineral concentrates, chlorine, and alkaline have a large impact on the taste profile of the water and overall coffee outcome depending on which state of Australia you live.  Over the past few years, the coffee industry has seen a large uptake in filtration systems to help purify the water responsible for extracting flavour compounds from beans. This includes reverse osmosis and ion exchange systems that extract ‘the nasties’. But more often than not, Puretec National Food Service Account Manager Simon Read says it comes with compromise.  “Filtration models are typically a double-edged sword. It’s a balance between looking after your customers and producing a great-tasting coffee, or protecting your equipment – it’s one or the other, and that to us, it is not good enough,” Simon says. 
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