Coca-Cola (330 mL can)

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Coca-Cola
Carbon Footprint
GHG Emissions Facts
Per 330 mL aluminum can
Total:0.17 kg CO₂e
170 gCO₂e
Carbon Budget
Per person annual emissions
Material Use
aluminumwater
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 the 330 mL aluminum can available in Europe. Each can of soft drink has greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 0.17 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 49 kg CO2e of GHG emissions per person each year. [1]

Materials

The beverage is packaged in a can made of aluminum.[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 289, 330 mL, cans of Coca-Cola to satisfy the yearly intake of one person.[3] Yearly consumption of 289 cans has GHG emissions of 49 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.