Coca-Cola (2 L bottle)

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Coca-Cola
Carbon Footprint
GHG Emissions Facts
Per 2 L plastic bottle
Total:0.5 kg CO₂e
500 gCO₂e
Carbon Budget
Per person annual emissions
Material Use
plasticwater
carbon dioxideHF corn syrup
caramel colorphosphoric acid
natural flavorcaffeine
Source: Coca-Cola Co.[1]

Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink produced by the Coca-Cola Company based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The information on this page applies to Coca-Cola purchased in the 2 L plastic bottle. Each plastic bottle of soft drink has GHG emissions of 0.5 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). Based on average per capita consumption of Coca-Cola products in the United States, the beverage would be responsible for 24 kg CO2e of GHG emissions per person each year when consumed from a 2 L plastic bottle. [1]

Materials

The 2 liter packaging for Coca-Cola is made of plastic.[1] Coca-Cola ingredients include water, carbon dioxide, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), caramel color, phosphoric acid, natural flavors, and caffeine.[2]

Packaging

The product packaging accounts for between 30 and 70 percent of the product’s GHG emissions.[1]

Usage

In the United States per capita consumption of Coca-Cola Company beverage products is 403, 8 fluid ounce, servings a year. It would require about 48, 2 L, plastic bottles of Coca-Cola to satisfy the yearly intake of one person.[3] Yearly consumption of 48, 2 L, plastic bottles has GHG emissions of 24 kg CO2e.



See also[edit]

  • Soft drinks - comparison of the environmental impacts of soft drinks

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "What's the Carbon Footprint of a Coca‑Cola?" Coca-Cola Journey. Coca-Cola Company. Web. 29 Oct. 2016.
  2. “Coca‑Cola" Coca‑Cola Product Facts. Coca-Cola Company. Web. 29 Dec. 2016.
  3. Per Capita Consumption of Company Beverage Products.The Coca-Cola Company. 2012. Web. 21 Nov. 2016. Archived.