Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa announced it’s rolling out returnable 2-litre plastic bottles to more parts of the country after a successful pilot in the Eastern Cape last year.

For each bottle a consumer returns, they get a R9 deposit, meaning if it costs R20, a consumer will ultimately only pay R11.

Coca-cola Beverages MD Velaphi Ratshefola says the initiative was a dual purpose of making the product affordable to the consumer and also making a positive impact on the environment.
Ratshefola says the project has now launched in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the northern parts of Gauteng.