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Coca-Cola to Open World's Largest Bottle Recycling Facility

Date: January 6, 2009

Source: News Room

Coca-Cola Co. and United Resource Recovery Corp. will celebrate the opening next week in Spartanburg, SC of what they claim will be the world's largest plastic bottle-to-bottle recycling plant. The plant, which is jointly owned by both companies, will produce 100 million pounds of recycled plastic for reuse back into bottles each year – the equivalent of 2 billion 20-ounce Coca-Cola bottles. The 30-acre plant has already been operating at low volumes since November. Coca-Cola has set a long-term goal to recycle or reuse 100 percent of the company's bottles and cans in the United States of which it would like to achieve 30 percent by 2010.

See also: Coke to Invest $60 Million in Giant Recycling Plant (www.wastebusinessjournal.com/news/wbj20070911E.htm).

United Resource Recovery Corp.: www.urrc.net.

The Coca-Cola Co.: www.thecoca-colacompany.com.

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