The green is going away. After more than 60 years, Sprite’s iconic green plastic bottle is being retired. The Coca-Cola Co. said starting Aug. 1, Sprite will be produced in clear plastic bottles.
Announced Wednesday, the Coca-Cola Co. said this change is to “support a circular economy for plastic packaging.”
“The recycled material is more often converted into single-use items like clothing and carpeting that cannot be recycled into new PET bottles,” the statement said.
Sprite’s plastic green bottle became a staple for the product when it debuted in the U.S. back in 1961.
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