News & Events
Tuesday 01 November, 2016
New CCEP partnership highlights our recycling commitment
We’ve partnered with the world’s leading pen manufacturer, STABILO, and German recycling experts Interseroh to create the STABILO Green Boss – a truly ‘green’ set of highlighters that are made from 83 per cent recycled plastic.
By using ‘Procyclen’, a recycled plastic made from Coca-Cola bottle tops developed by Intersoh, it’s estimated that emissions of greenhouse gases during the pen’s production could be reduced by up to 50 per cent*. This is the first time recycled plastic bottle tops have been used in the manufacture of highlighter casings, despite the quality of the plastic being particularly well suited.
Sanam Moayedi-Stummer, Director of Procurement at Coca-Cola European Partners Germany GmbH, said: “We’re always looking for new ways to recycle our plastic bottle tops and we’re really excited to be working with STABILO and Interseroh on this project.
“Packaging is essential to our business, but is often needlessly thrown away and ends up in landfill. We’re committed to recycling more packaging than we use and the STABILO Green Boss highlighter is one of many ways we can reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.”
The STABILO Green Boss highlighters will be available in Germany in four colours as part of the collaborative ‘green range’, with a number of further products set to follow.
*Research conducted by scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT, Germany.