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Coca-Cola Invests in PET Recycling

8:25 AM MDT | September 26, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Coca-Cola announced a $60-million investment to build a 100,000,000-lbs/year, food-grade recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant in Spartanburg, SC. It will be the world’s largest plastic bottle-to-bottle recycling plant, Coca-Cola says. The plant is scheduled to open in 2008 and be fully operational in 2009. The company’s goal is to recycle or reuse 100% of the company’s PET bottles in the U.S., up from the current...

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