The Caribbean Bottling Company (CBC) is continuing its efforts towards supporting Bahamian environmental preservation projects. The latest project is the Dasani PlantBottle initiative.
Nikia Wells, CBC Marketing Manager of Communications recently provided the details. .
“A new, green-capped, bottle will replace the existing Dasani bottle. The 12oz and 20oz Dasani packages will also be the first-ever, fully recyclable plastic beverage bottles made partially from plants. The bottle looks and functions just like traditional plastic, but has a lighter footprint on the planet and its resources.
“PlantBottle packaging will ultimately reduce the dependence on fossil fuels and will increase the use of renewable materials. To date, more than 35 billion PlantBottle packages have been distributed in nearly 40 countries. The technology has enabled CBC and other international Coca-Cola beverage bottlers to minimize carbon dioxide emissions and significantly reduce the usage of petroleum products.
“The CBC is also an active supporter of activities that aim to preserve the environment. In addition to being a proud supporter of the Cans For Kids program, which rewards schools for every aluminum can that they collect, CBC has a number of ongoing waste reduction and recycling projects.
“We all have to do our part to preserve the environment” she said.
According to Wells, the introduction of the Dasani PlantBottle is just one of many projects and initiatives being utilized to reduce CBC’s environmental concerns. The focus also is to use recycle resources, whenever possible. In addition to the water conservation efforts, CBC has been recycling wooden pallets and scrap cardboard for several years now.
The company also has been recycling bins, and is dedicated to taking part in events and activities that can encourage other Bahamians to make small changes that can greatly impact the environment positively.
“In early 2018, The Coca-Cola Company announced a massive global ambition to recycle all of its packaging by 2030. As the official bottler of Coca-Cola beverages in the Bahamas, the Caribbean Bottling Company will continue to look for new and innovative ways to make that goal a reality, in The Bahamas,” said Wells.
Caribbean Bottling Company (Bahamas) Ltd. (CBC) and its predecessor companies have serviced the Bahamas with Coca-Cola products for over 80 years. With the acquisition of T&C Refreshments in 2013, CBC is now also the distributor for Coca-Cola products in the Turks & Caicos Islands.
In addition to the distribution of the Coca-Cola product line, CBC also offers Schweppes, Fanta, Sprite, Barq’s Root Beer, Dr. Pepper, Goombay Punch, Barritt’s Ginger Beer, Canada Dry, Vitamin Water, Dasani, Powerade, Minute Maid, Monster, and Flavorful Juices.