Coca-Cola goes 100% natural by 2015
04 December 2009
Besides boasting a distinctive “three-dimensional” appearance that can induce consumers to purchase a product from it, the machine is characterised by several environmental features:
- Natural refrigerants hydrocarbons or CO2
- Incorporation of heat pump technology
- Mini solar panel mounted on top of the vending machine to provide for night-time lighting at zero energy consumption
- Energy-saving LED lighting
The company plans to install 75,000 of these new machines in 2011 alone, while it aims to have all of its 980,000 vending machines converted to the 3D VIS or future HFC-free models by the end of 2020.
About vending machines in Japan
With more than 5.4 million vending machines, Japan has the highest concentration in the world. Of these, an estimated 2.4 sell drinks and of those approximately 980,000 belong to Coca-Cola Japan.
Considering these numbers, the potential of direct emissions reductions if all vending machines are switched to natural refrigerants, is immense.