$KO's New Bottle Cap Does Not Come Off

Well, there’s one small step for us refuse picker uppers so crap plastic pieces don’t blow off the running trails and into the mouths of sea mammals or wading birds.


New York (CNN Business)Coke knows that its soda caps often end up as litter. So it’s trying to solve the problem by tethering them to the bottle, at least in the United Kingdom.

Earlier this week, the British arm of the beverage company announced that it has started rolling out new versions of its plastic bottles. The new bottles feature an attached cap, a design that is supposed to make it easier to recycle the whole package at once — and keep caps out of the trash.

Plastic bottles of Coke, Coke Zero Sugar, Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Dr Pepper should all have attached caps by early 2024, the company said. The transition only applies to UK bottles.

They have them here in Portugal and they are a pain in the butt. I look for the old fashioned bottles and I do recycle the caps.

Denny Schlesinger

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