Are you one of those who reaches for a carbonated beverage when you're hot and tired after working in the garden? Consider the fact that, according to reimaginingeducation.org, carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere with each pop of the can or opened bottle. The amount of CO2 in a liter of soda is about 4.85 grams, while burning a liter of gasoline releases 2,392 grams of CO2. So the CO2 from a liter of beverage pales in comparison to that released from burning a liter of gas.
Nevertheless, "the Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners work to:
- Reduce carbon emissions across the supply chain in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement and the Science-Based absolute carbon emission reduction target;
- An aspiration of net zero carbon emissions by 2050; and
- Meet our Science-Based target through initiatives that include but are not limited to renewable energy, improved energy efficiency, waste reduction, equipment innovation and supplier engagement."
So, how are they going to achieve those goals? Will they buy their way out with the carbon credit scheme, or introduce "Coke Flat"?
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