Coca-Cola Co. produced more than 3 million tons of plastic packaging in 2017, according to a newly published report, the first time the soft drink giant has revealed its plastic output.
Coca-Cola provided the information to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which is pushing for pro-environmental measures through its "New Plastics Economy initiative."
The Guardian reported Thursday that Coca-Cola did not specify the scale of its bottle production, but that the 3.3 million tons of plastic packaging translates to roughly 108 billion bottles per year.
Other companies that disclosed their plastic packaging output to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation include Mars, Nestle and Danone, which together produced roughly 8 million tons of plastic packaging per year, The Guardian reported.
The report coincided with the Coca-Cola Foundation announcing $5.4 million in grants to be contributed to environmental organizations, according to CNN. About $4.15 million will go toward the Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit that seeks to boost recycling infrastructure.