In January 2018, Coca-Cola made an announcement: The brand, which sells 120 billion plastic bottles every year, promised a "world without waste” by 2030.
James Quincey the CEO of The Coca-Cola Company than announced in an interview that we need to create circular economy, we need to create value for that and that it is absolutely doable.

Hope is a sustainable product and marketing strategy designed to reward people for efficient and proper recycling of plastic packaging with products that are presented here. This collection of products is designed to reduce negative environmental impact in coastal regions while promoting fun and sustainable marketing for the circular economy.
In the age of irresponsible plastic waste management that affects our oceans, environment and biodiversity this project suggests a new approach to the brand's strategy that reflects modern values and needs for a sustainable future while enabling the lifestyle that the brand promotes.
This design direction includes products that are made from recycled materials, that are designed to enhance user experience, motivate people to recycle and effectively promote the brand through lifestyle and conscious waste disposal and recycling.
Designed for the circular economy, distributors and end-users can exchange empty bottles to get some of these products, by effectively promoting the brand in a sustainable way.
The products are especially suitable for tropical tourist destinations and those with advanced recycling regulations.

Seafa is a floating sofa with detachable parts and parasol holder to keep users safe from the sun and elements.
It features detachable leg-rests that could be used as rescue can when needed but also stacked under the sofa while on the beach for comfortable sitting.
Seafa is hollow so it can be filled with water offshore to keep users cool.
All parts can be assembled to make it more compact and easier for transport.
Paddleboards are becoming increasingly popular among active people, enabling users to improve their balance while effectively engaging the whole body. The product itself serves active lifestyle that is used to promote the brand's value.
Hammocks, parasols and swimwear are often made from plastic materials, made from recycled fishing nets and other recycled products they can also benefit users and the brand to effectively advertise through lifestyle.
Ice Cube is a hollow transparent cube that could be used as a table, stool or otherwise.
It is made from 100% recycled transparent PET bottles. After extensive use on the beach and exposure to the sand its surface gets frosted look and it can be efficiently recycled afterwards to make other products or bottles.
Cocanoe is a transparent canoe shaped as a half of Coke's iconic glass bottle that enables users to explore marine life and actively enjoy their time through canoeing. The product is hollow for safety reasons and its made from the same materials as Coke's plastic bottles are made, enabling almost 100% recyclebility in the process of making it.
Placed vertically it becomes oversized 2 meter-tall Coke's bottle that can serve  for advertising purposes. 
Photo credits: Chelsea Gates, Filipp Nekhaev, Toa Heftiba, Tyler Nix, Claudio Hirschberger, Drew Dau, Jikun Li, Darko Nikolic
Design direction, product design and CGI: Darko Nikolic

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