Coca-Cola bottle with new cap

A slogan has been added to the new caps of single-use PET Coca-Cola bottles in Germany, requesting that consumers ‘leave them on’. The caps are tethered to the safety ring on the necks of the bottles.
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Coca-Cola keeps its cap on

A bottle of Coca-Cola with tethered cap

In November 2021, Coca-Cola Germany introduced new caps for its single-use PET bottles. The caps are tethered to a safety ring on the necks of the bottles.
(Image: Coca-Cola Germany)

A Coca-Cola bottle is being entered into a reverse vending machine.

The new caps will not change the way consumers dispose of them: beverage bottles can still be returned via reverse vending machines.
(Image: Coca-Cola Germany)

New caps, same recycling methods

A person explores the touchcap bottle closure with an index finger.

Tactile nubs form on the surface of the cap as soon as the contents of the bottle are no longer fit for consumption.