Sprite Is Retiring Its Iconic Green Bottles and Will Switch to a More Eco-Friendly Option

Sprite has decided to ditch its iconic green bottle, which has been used for over 60 years, and substituting it with a green clear bottle.

Coca-Cola Co.--Sprite's parent company, in an announcement on Wednesday, said that the new look will be available on August 1 as part of a plan to "support an eco-friendly economy for the plastic used in packaging."

The green plastic of today is made up of polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) and is typically transformed into items of single-use, like clothes and carpets.

However, the company stated that it is much easier for clear bottles to be reused rather than green bottles for new bottles.

Julian Ochoa, chief executive officer of R3CYCLE -- a recycling company which works with Coca-Cola Consolidated, said in an announcement Wednesday.

But, the packaging and cans of Sprite will be green, but the logo will be changed.

The soft drink made of lemon and lime is available in a green color since its first launch in the US in the year 1961.

According to Coke it is one of its most popular products.