The Coca-Cola system recently launched its newest production line called the Affordable Small Sparkling Package (ASSP) bottle in Indonesia. The technology that was developed in partnership with KHS GmbH, Germany enables Coca-Cola to produce the first high quality-lighter plastic bottles of its kind in Indonesia and reduce plastic usage by more than 40 percent or approximately over 800 tons per year in Indonesia.
Coca-Cola’s Sustainable Packaging vision has two parts. The first starts with the consumers. Consumers want packaging that is portable, re-sealable, lightweight, and shatter-resistant in line with their modern lifestyle. The second part of the vision is looking at it from a sustainable perspective. The amount of plastic material used is only what is required and technological boundaries are pushed to reduce the amount of plastic that is used. The goal is preventing waste while delivering products safely with high quality.
“We are actively working throughout the CocaCola system to create solutions aimed at preventing waste over the life of our packaging,” said Bapak Triyono Prijosoesilo, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Coca-Cola Indonesia. “To us, waste prevention extends beyond simply reducing packaging material. We also focus on optimizing packaging efficiency; increasing renewable material use; recovering packages for reuse; and increasing recycled material use. Coca-Cola’s long-term vision in Sustainable Packaging is to leverage our significant scale and resources to contribute meaningfully to the circular economy, in which materials are used and reused to constantly rebuild natural and social capital.”
The USD 30 million production line in the Cikedokan, West Java plant, is another additional effort from Coca-Cola’s to bring value to the environment, as well as business sustainability. Coca-Cola is the first company to use the ASSP technology for Carbonated Soda Drinks and will produce the first high quality-lighter plastic bottles of its kind in ASEAN. Indonesia is the second market in the world, after India, where Coca-Cola introduces this technology. Built on 10 ha of land, the Cikedokan Plant has the capacity to produce 188,000 bottles per hour.
Coca-Cola is committed to become a positive difference to the world and to the communities where it operates. Protecting the environment is one pillar of the Company’s sustainability commitments and Coca-Cola looks to be part of the solution to the world’s environment challenges. The ASSP technology is one way Coca-Cola contributes to the challenges of managing plastic waste without compromising product integrity and safety.
Plastic waste is a big environmental challenge that requires commitment from all stakeholders involved. ASSP is one technology that contributes to this by way of using much less plastic materials in the production of PET bottles. Through scale and resources, Coca-Cola is committed to contribute meaningfully to the circular economy, where materials are used and reused to constantly rebuild natural and social capital.