A study by Orb Media, a US-based nonprofit media group, revealed that bottled water from top brands around the world was contaminated with tiny plastic particles. The World Health Organization (WHO) said that although this is an emerging area of public concern, there is not yet any evidence of impact on human health. The WHO will conduct an assessment to investigate the potential health risks of micro-plastics in drinking water.
In Singapore, the Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has conducted routine laboratory tests and confirmed that bottled water used in Singapore meets safety standards. About monitoring bottled water in Singapore, the AVA said it has adopted a "risk-based approach" to ensure food safety. Food available in the market, including bottled water, are subjected to inspection, sampling, and surveillance to ensure compliance with food safety standards and requirements.
Even in the Vietnamese market, product quality and the safety of consumers are top priorities for Coca-Cola. Its manufacturing plants practice the strictest standards in the food industry. The water used for consumption is purified through a multi-step filtration system before being put into production. Specifically in Vietnam, Dasani plastic bottles are tested to meet all regulations of food hygiene and safety before being packaged. Besides, Dasani products are certified by food hygiene and safety standards in Vietnam and are completely safe to consume. Coca-Cola believes in the safety of its products and is always ready to pursue further plastics-related research.
The public is currently interested in plastic waste since there is a large amount of plastic waste spreading into water sources and oceans. Coca-Cola is working towards the optimal solutions for its sustainable packaging strategy through the goal of building a World Without Waste. The company is developing comprehensive plans to minimize the impact of packaging, from design, production, collection, sorting, recycling, and reuse. Coca-Cola has set a goal that by 2030, it will collect and recycle 100% of the packages we use globally.
In Vietnam, Coca-Cola cooperates with VCCI, Unilever, and Down in the project "No Waste in Nature", which is part of the incentive program to revitalize the circular economy and build pilot models for recycling plastic waste in Vietnam. This is the company's commitment to developing a value chain based on a circular economy that aims to increase community awareness and establish habits of responsible waste management in society.