Coca-Cola Is Selling Bottles with Attached Caps—Here’s Why

This new Coke bottle has an attached cap! It might sound a bit strange, but there's a good reason for the design.

Whether you prefer Coke or Pepsi, there’s no denying that soda news has been taking over the airwaves lately. Coca-Cola has pretty much guaranteed this with drops of unusual products like Coca-Cola Starlight.

But the latest news from Coke is about an update to its classic bottles. While the company started off with a unique bottle shape, they’ve been changing the Coke bottle gradually over the years. This latest switch, however, is pretty unexpected.

Why Is Coke Taking This Step?

The Coca-Cola company released a statement about the environmental impact of “lost” bottle caps—those that are separated from their bottles and end up as litter or in the trash. According to the company, “All of Coca‑Cola’s bottles, including the caps, have been 100% recyclable for many years but not all are being recycled.” When the cap remains attached, it ensures that both the bottle and the cap are tossed into the recycling bin together. This helps to boost recycling and reduce littering at the same time. Plus, it makes sure you’ll never lose the cap again!

The attached caps are another step towards Coca-Cola’s World Without Waste initiative. In 2021, the company reached a goal of using 100% recycled plastic—with the exception of caps and labels—for all bottles 500 mL or below.

Check out these other things you should be recycling.

When You’ll See Coke Bottles with Attached Caps

The change is currently being implemented in Great Britain. If you’re prepared to make the jump over the Atlantic, you can find the new attached caps right now!

The changes have already been rolled out for 1.5L bottles of Fanta, Diet Coke and Coca‑Cola Zero Sugar. The company aims to roll them out for all plastic bottles by 2024. So far, there hasn’t been any news about bringing this Coke bottle to the United States, so we’ll have to wait and see.

Next Up: Here’s why the Coca-Cola logo is red.

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Amrita Thakkar
Amrita is an Assistant Digital Editor at Taste of Home. As a writer and amateur photographer, she often ends up applying these skills to her one great love: food. She can usually be found researching global cuisines, at the farmers market, doing yoga, or looking up new places to travel to.