Product Life Cycle of Coca Cola

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PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE OF COCA COLA INGREDIENTS       The main ingredient in all our drinks is water! Depending on the brand, other main ingredients are fruit juices, sugar (in GB from sugar beet) or sweeteners, flavourings and carbon dioxide (if it's fizzy) Many of our soft drinks start life as flavour syrups, we make these in Ireland before shipping them to Great Britain to be combined in our factories with the other ingredients We use 50% British Sugar Beet and 50% sugar cane from overs
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  PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE OF COCA COLA  INGREDIENTS    The main ingredient in all our drinks is water!    Depending on the brand, other main ingredients are fruit juices, sugar (in GB from sugar beet) or sweeteners,flavourings and carbon dioxide (if it's fizzy)    Many of our soft drinks start life as flavour syrups, we make these in Ireland before shipping them to Great Britain tobe combined in our factories with the other ingredients    We use 50% British Sugar Beet and 50% sugar cane from overseas    96% of our suppliers are UK based    round the world we are one of the biggest buyers of sugar and fruit juice PACKAGING This lets us get our drinks to you in tiptop condition. We're always looking for ways to make ourpackaging lighter and to use more recycled material in it. For us, packaging isn't waste, butsomething that can be used again and again through recycling.  Aluminium Our cans are made from 50% recycled aluminium. We have made our cans as light as physically possible and thecan 'wall' is now the thickness of a human hair. At our Wakefield factory, our can supplier has a factory right next doorto ours and delivers cans to us through a hole in the wall! Plastic Our bottles are made from PET plastic - we're aiming to use 25% recycled plastic in all our bottles by 2012. Our500ml plastic bottle weighed 39g in 1994, it now weighs just 24g. Plastic bottles are made by heating up a test tubesized plastic 'preform' and blowing super compressed air into it to mould it to the shape of a bottle. We do this allonsite at our Wakefield factory to cut down on transportation. Glass Our bottles are made from around 40% recycled glass. We've cut the weight of our iconic glass bottles by 20% since2007, slimming it down from 263g to 210g. We produce around 67 million of our iconic glass Coca-Cola contourbottles each year.  MANUFACTURING Coca-Cola and many of our other soft drinks start life as a base syrup. Very few people know thesecret recipe of a Coke and to protect it, the syrup arrives at our GB factories in two parts, whichneed to be mixed in the right proportions. Once mixed, we dilute the syrup with water and add sugar or sweetener to it before adding fizz to it, if it's sparkling,with carbon dioxide and filling and packing bottles or cans ready to be delivered to our customers.Our secret recipe syrups are made in Ireland before being shipped to Great Britain.    From start to finish it takes about two hours to make a soft drink    We make our soft drinks in batches of around 100,000 litres    Our various factories have different lines making different kinds of pack type and size    Our fastest canning line fills 2,000 cans a minute    Our fastest bottling line fills 500 2 litre bottles a minute     Our factory in Wakefield is the biggest soft drinks factory in Europe, if not the world, and it has just celebrated 20years of business. 40 employees will also celebrate 20 years of working life at the factory!    Many of our factories operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week    We do work with a small number of specialist packers in Great Britain to make some of our drinks in tetrapak cartons- for example Five Alive    All of our sites are reducing energy and water use and recycle as much waste as possible - two of them are already'Zero Waste'. DISTRIBUTION Our drinks are sold the length and breadth of Great Britain and are mostly delivered by road to ourcustomers using our own fleet of lorries and haulage companies like Eddie Stobart. We're always aiming to reduce the environmental impact of our distribution by using the most efficient vehicles androute planning and by using trains to deliver our products where possible.    Our deliveries make up 19 million road miles each year - about 0.5% of all HGV food miles driven in the UK    We own 102 delivery lorries, which we use mainly for smaller deliveries    In 2007 and 2008 our green delivery projects saved just under 1.5 million road miles.    Deliveries by train equal around 276,000 road miles each year
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