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Coca-Cola Can Life Cycle Assessment

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Ivana Rizo-Patron

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Coca-Cola Can Life Cycle Assessment
Pre-production
Human Health:
+Program to protect human rights of farmers
Ecosystem Quality:
-Corn syrup is cultivated from genetically modified plants

Manufacturing
Human Health and Ecosystem Quality:
-PET production releases harmful gases:
such as sulfur and carbon dioxide.
-Decline in water quality near factories
Ecosystem Quality:
+99.5% of materials used in factories are reused.
Non Renewable Resources:
+100% recyclable materials are used in the production of Coca Cola packaging.

Distribution
Ecosystem Quality:
+Free hydro fluorocarbon refrigerators to store Coke's.
+Energy efficient coolers
Non-renewable resources:
-Fossil fuels are used in trucks that distribute the Coca-Cola cans.

Consumer
Human Health:
-Coke's acidity is bad for teeth.
-Corn syrup has been linked to obesity and diabetes
-Coke produces a chemical which is cancerous according to California law.
Ecosystem Quality:
-Indian farmers use Coke as a pesticide

Solution
Coca Cola Foundation
>Live Better
>Live Positively
-WATER STEWARDSHIP
-EDUCATION
-HEALTHY AND HAPPY LIFE -STYLES
-COMMUNITY RECYCLING
From 2002 to 2010, $690 million dollars were donated
>1% of all profits are donated for community projects.
Disposal
Ecosystem Quality:
+The aluminum can completely recyclable
+Coca Cola's goal: recover 50% of the cans per year by 2015.
Climate Change:
+By recycling cans, less aluminum is produced and less are burned, meaning less carbon dioxide.
By Emma Cornelius, Ivana Rizo-Patron and Jonathon Waddell
Works Cited
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"Coca-Cola- Live Positively?" Forum for Future Marketing. FFM, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2014. <http://www.360m.de/2011/coca-cola-%E2%80%93-live-positively%E2%84%A2/>.
"Home of Coca-Cola UK." Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola UK, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2014. <http://www.coca-cola.co.uk/>.
"How Coke is Made and Bottled." The History of Coca-Cola. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2014. <http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/spring08/Cantwell/how.html>.
"Making the World's Best Known Product." Business Case Studies. Times, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2014. <http://businesscasestudies.co.uk/coca-cola-great-britain/making-the-worlds-best-known-product/introduction.html#axzz2vwn6ANre>.
"Reduce: The Coca-Cola Company." Coca Cola Journey. Coca Cola, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2014. <http://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/reduce>.
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"Sourcing Sustainably." Coca-Cola Company. Coca-Cola, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2014. <http://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/sourcing-sustainably-coke-takes-leadership-role-to-protect-land-rights-of-farmers-and-communities>.
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