Plastic is a big problem the world. It is causing a lot damage to our environment. It is polluting rivers and oceans and harming and killing wildlife. Plastic is a growing problem because it takes hundreds years to break down. Many companies the world are trying to replace plastic other things. Coca-Cola has teamed with a Danish start-up called the Paper Bottle Company ("Paboco" short) to make a paper bottle. Coca-Cola hopes to completely stop using plastic its drinks bottles. It was ranked as the world's number one plastic polluter 2019. In one year, it uses around three million tons plastic packaging. A lot of this is not recycled.
Paboco asked us to: "Imagine that all plastic packaging your store has disappeared." Coca-Cola executives are imagining this. One Coca-Cola exec. said: "Our vision is to create a paper bottle that can be recycled any other type paper. A paper bottle opens a whole new world packaging possibilities. We are convinced that paper packaging has a role to play the future." He added that he hopes Coca-Cola will one day use only packaging from renewable sources that are recyclable. He said: "This is all part our journey to find the most sustainable packaging solutions people to enjoy our drinks a way that is right for them, and that is right our planet."