Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. has joined hands with the community for the international coastal clean-up to collect marine debris along the beaches in the country.
As part of this initiative during the National Marine Resources Week, programmes across 14 districts with 72 locations along the coastal districts were launched to clean up and preserve the country’s beautiful coastline. Government agencies led by the Marine Environmental Protection Authority (Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment) NGOs, school children and the coastal community were among those who took part.
Throughout the National Marine Resources Week, all PET bottles collected by the volunteers would be recycled through its partnership with Beira Enviro Solutions Ltd (part of BPPL Holdings). The PET will then be upcycled into janitorial products for household and commercial use, utilising the maximum value of PET.
“It was a proud occasion that we partnered with
“We are working to do our part to prevent waste over the life cycle of our packaging. It is imperative to be hands-on in executing the best practice of responsibly disposing waste and ensuring PET bottles are recycled, considering they are 100% recyclable. In this manner, we can drive Sri Lanka towards a circular economy but we can only do this together”, Mayank Arora, Managing Director,
The International Coastal Clean-up drives awareness of conservation and protection of the marine environment and has been an important annual event to propagate the message to wider Sri Lanka.
As part of our global commitment to prevent waste over the life cycle of our packaging,