Would You Drink Your Water Out of a Can?
We all have that separate bin for recycling, right? I do my best to use it. I remember about a decade ago those bins weren't even a thing. We thought we were making the right steps to help the environment. While recycling at home does make a small dent, there are pressures on bottling companies to do more.
Now I live in Providence and drive by the Coca-Cola factory every day, so I think about things like how much plastic they're putting out. Well, The Coca-Cola Company just announced that they will now can their water, perhaps taking a page from the book of Anheuser-Busch, which sends cans of water to locations that need the relief.
They are introducing the new packaging for the Dasani water by mid-fall and expect to make everything they package out of 50 percent plant and reusable materials by 2030.
The packaging will also have directions on the label on how to recycle it properly.
"While there is no single solution to the problem of plastic waste, the additional package and package-less options we are rolling out today mark an important next step in our effort to provide even more sustainable solutions at scale," said Lauren King, brand manager for The Coca-Cola Company.
What are your thoughts on this change? Do you think Coke's biggest competitor, Pepsi, will follow in Coke's footsteps? They may have to, making small steps to hopefully further protect our planet. Maybe the best way would be going back to tap water?