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Sri Lanka: Coca-Cola partners with Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation to achieve responsible disposal of PET Plastic Bottles & protect the ocean July 02,2020   |  Source: BIZ

Deepening its drive to accelerate recovery of PET plastics in Sri Lanka, Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd.’s (CCBSL) significant partnership with The Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation is making great strides. CCBSL established 15 large scale 5000 Kg huts for the collection of plastic PET bottles in Dikkowita, Negombo, Galle, Mirissa, Cot bay, Nilwella, Suduwella, Kirinda, Kalpitiya, Chilaw, Hambanthota, Thalawila harbours and Tangalle and Kudawella ports with the objective of providing a much-needed disposal mechanism for the large number of PET bottles that are taken on a daily basis by the fishing community to sea. The PET volume collected to date by the Harbour huts project is close to 21,500 Kg in less than a year, which amounts to approximately 752,500 PET bottles. This joint effort has made a notable contribution to CCBSL’s overarching signature waste management programme, ‘Give Back Life’, to increase the volume of PET bottle collection and recycling in the island through its trusted recycling partner - Eco-Spindles Private Limited, a subsidiary of BPPL holdings.

Adding further, J.P Mudalige - General Manager, Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation said, “As the Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation, we are delighted to enter into this partnership with

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