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Coca-Cola Becomes First Polymer Center Customer

Republic Services is proud to announce an agreement with The Coca-Cola Company to supply recycled PET* flake from our new Polymer Centers for use in sustainable packaging.  Instead of separating and baling plastic, as done traditionally, the creation of this “flake” will allow companies, like Coca-Cola, to create new products with the recycled material.

“Republic’s nationwide collection, recycling and Polymer Center infrastructure, combined with our agreement with Coca-Cola, uniquely positions us to enable true bottle-to-bottle circularly,” said Pete Keller, Vice President of Recycling and Sustainability.

This partnership will help Coca-Cola meet their pledge to use at least 50% recycled material in all its packaging by 2030.

This is only the beginning for Republic’s Polymer Centers – check back soon for more information on additional plans!

*PET stands for Polyethylene terephthalate, which is the name of a clear, strong, lightweight, 100% recyclable plastic.