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SUSTAINABILITY

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

We strive to reduce, recycle and reuse materials and preserve the resources.

OUTSTANDING CASE

APET, aseptic line

CHILE

40% reduction in the plastic used in the packaging of nectars Andina del Valle

Reduction of more than 200 tons of CO2 per year

 

 
 

Cola-Cola Chile inaugurated a new world class filling line for Andina del Valle nectars, which through a 100% aseptic technology (APET) will increase the process speed by delivering an improved final product.

The USD 40 million investment performed through Coca-Cola del Valle, a company that is composed of Coca-Cola Chile, Coca-Cola Andina and Coca-Cola Embonor, will increase production capacity by 25%.

Andina del Valle's packaging will have a new presentation, with an innovative bottle that incorporates eco-design in its development. It is the second container to cunt with the environmental label "Low in Waste", endorsed by the Ministry of the Environment. The look of the new family-size bottles and its more ecological materiality are a direct consequence of the new aseptic line that does not require a hot-fill process, "this new technology allows to deliver the product in a packaging with less plastic, which will reduce the amount of plastic used during an entire year in more than 1,700 tons", explains Felipe Daniel, Technical Commercialization Manager of Coca-Cola Chile.

Another feature is that in environmental terms the facilities will have savings of 40% of drinking water and a 14% reduction of energy consumption because of the low consumption lighting system and highly efficient boilers. In terms of emissions, this technology will reduce more than 200 tons of CO2 per year.

Chile is the first Latin American country where Coca-Cola launches the new APET technology on a commercial scale: "We are a total beverage company, so our permanent goal is to offer products to meet all the needs and tastes of our consumers. The Nectar category needed innovation and we are doing it according to a trend that is already installed: products with superior flavor, a better package and with sustainable value," says Daniel Vercelli, General Manager of Coca-Cola Chile.

The change responds to a global trend of the company to innovate in the packaging so that, from a circular economy perspective, from the beginning containers are designed thinking that they will return to the value chain, thereby reducing waste.