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Trying to make sense of this[edit]

I deleted the second sentence in this paragraph because it is too convoluted to be comprehensible:

In 1892, Candler set out to incorporate a second company; "The Coca-Cola Company" (the current corporation). When Candler had the earliest records of the "Coca-Cola Company" burned in 1910, the action was claimed to have been made during a move to new corporation offices around this time.[1]

That deletion was reverted. Rather than deleting it again I put the call out for someone to figure out the intent and edit it to make sense.


  1. ^ Mark Pendergrast (March 16, 2000). For God, Country and Coca-Cola. Basic Books. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-465-05468-8.

Plastic bottle image?[edit]

I think we should consider whether the glass bottle is the best visual representation of coca-cola, when most of its products are now plastic. There's a commercial incentive for coca-cola to associate itself with glass bottles as they are less environmentally damaging and therefore less controversial, and I suspect this has played into the image that is displayed at the top of this page. I plan to change the image to the more common plastic bottle unless anybody objects? Robbie Mallett (talk) 10:45, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

More common where? In a lot of the world glass bottles are still very common. And so are aluminum cans. My objection, more than anything, is the assumption of bad faith implicit in your comment, that the aesthetic choice of a glass bottle is somehow intended to scrub the company's reputation. Since your motive is apparently to use Wikipedia to correct something outside its scope then I would revert as a matter of course. oknazevad (talk) 18:53, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I would agree with Robbie Mallett. According to Statista Coca-Cola sells just under 50% of their product in plastic bottles where glass bottles represent less than 10% (
It might be best to show a plastic PET bottle as that best represents the product as it stands today and have a glass bottle picture in their history section as this is still an iconic image although from the past (talk) 06:34, 28 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Edit Request[edit]

Hello. I represent The Coca-Cola Company and would like to request some changes to this page. Requests are as follows:

1.Under the Criticism header, there is a quote by Bea Perez stating "and business won't be in business if we don't accommodate consumers."

Could we have this portion of the text removed? I feel like it's taken a bit out of context, as the full quote actually states, "Business won't be in business if we don't accommodate consumers. So as we change our bottling infrastructure, move into recycling and innovate, we also have to show the consumer what the opportunities are. They will change with us."

Here is a source for the full quote: BBC

2. After that quote, we would like to add the following information to the section:

"In January 2018, the company pledged to recycle a used can or bottle for every one it sells and to increase the amount of recycled content in its plastic bottles from 7% to 50% by 2030."

Sources to support: BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC

"That same year, it launched a universal bottle initiative in Brazil that gave discounts to customers who returned Coca-Cola bottles to retailers. The initiative resulted in Coca-Cola producing 1.8 billion fewer plastic bottles in Brazil in 2019. Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Panama later adopted the initiative. "

Sources to support: Beverage Daily, Packaging Europe, Packaging Europe, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

"In 2019, Coca-Cola announced that it would be selling all of its products in Sweden in 100% recyclable bottles, and it began rolling out fully recyclable packaging in the United States in 2021."

Sources to support: Bloomberg, Bloomberg

"Coca-Cola has also formed partnerships with Burger King, TerraCycle, Carrefour, and Loop to reduce plastic waste."

Sources to support: Forbes, Beverage Daily, Packaging Insights, Waste Today Magazine, Plastics Technology Online, Recycling Today

3. Also, the sentence that closes out the paragraph reads, " In February 2022, Cocal-Cola announced that it will aim to make 25 percent of its packaging reusable by 2030".

Please change "Cocal-Cola" to "Coca-Cola"

Thank you everyone for your help on this. PolarBear1886 (talk) 15:22, 10 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, PolarBear1886. Regarding:
  1. I don't think the quote is out of context at all. Our reporting of the speech closely maches that of the BBC in context. The main takeaway for BBC was that Coca-Cola chose to emphasize consumers' preferences when outlining environmental targets. The BBC story is much more extensive in coverage about the 2020 Davos meeting than our encyclopedia can handle so we won't give the quote in full. That consumers will also change is a minor point in comparison, per the BBC. That being said, Coca-Cola's environmental targets are given by us as well.
  2. I do not think this section should list corporate promises any more than it does now. It gives a key goal announced recently that does not contradict any of the ones listed by you from earlier.
  3. This typo seems to have been fixed already.
Cheers. Other users might want to comment as well. – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 20:10, 24 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Props for your ethics of not just changing it yourself as this is a conflict but requesting it in the talk page. (talk) 06:37, 28 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 22 November 2022[edit]

Remove "Statisticians pointed out the problematic nature of a 50/50 result: most likely, the taste tests showed that in blind tests, most people cannot tell the difference between Pepsi and Coke". This statement was added in 2007 with no citations or naming of said statisticians. Furthermore, knowing the difference between Pepsi and Coke is irrelevant as it is a test based on preference of taste meaning that knowing which is which would lead to bias. (talk) 06:03, 22 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Removed. oknazevad (talk) 08:10, 22 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 7 February 2023[edit]

This is my first time submitting a request but it is a pretty small thing, i wanted to change this "Coca-Cola Starlight (2022-present) to Coca-Cola Starlight (2022-2022) because it has been discontinued on August 2022. Sorry in advance, but just wanted to help a little. JPhaseV (talk) 00:41, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Lightoil (talk) 03:39, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Diffrence between sting and charged[edit]

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