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Video: How to create beautiful flower-shaped LED lights from recycled Coca-Cola bottles in 8 simple steps

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Just because an item’s made from rubbish, it doesn’t mean it needs to look like rubbish. That’s the ethos behind eco artist and designer Sarah Turner’s exquisite work, which includes handmade flowers, vases, lights and other unique sculptures transformed from recycled Coca-Cola bottles and cans – some of which you can make at home! A design graduate from Nottingham Trent University with her own online shop, Sarah benefits from being one of our 5by20

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Earth Day: 7 Questions With Coke's Chief Sustainability Officer

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It’s a given that Earth Day brings added attention to sustainability. That’s the goal, after all. But for Bea Perez, chief sustainability officer for The Coca-Cola Company, it demands 365-days-a-year focus. Perez joined Coca-Cola in 1996 as an associate brand manager and worked in brand management, field operations and integrated marketing before becoming chief marketing officer for Coca-Cola North America in 2010. She

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How 5by20 Artisan Jane Walker Is Changing Lives by Upcycling Coca-Cola Ring Pulls in the Philippines

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When it comes to Coca-Cola ring pulls, 5by20 artisan Jane Walker literally can’t get enough! As CEO of the Purple Community Fund, a charity which helps some of the poorest communities in the Philippines, which is soon to launch a social enterprise programme for vulnerable groups in the UK, Jane has found a clever use for them in raising money for the cause. Using her talents as one of several artisans we support through our global 5by20

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The Road to 5 Million: Coca-Cola Empowers 1.2 Million Women Entrepreneurs Through 5by20 Initiative

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Today marks a milestone for 5by20, which is our global initiative to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs by 2020, as recent data reveals we've reached more than 1.2 million of these women across 60 different countries since 2010. Part of this progress can be attributed to strong growth in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, while in 2015 alone our 5by20 initiative reached more than 372,000 women entrepreneurs,

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Water and Women: Creating Change Together

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Water is a connector. It’s a life-giver. It improves health, empowers women and strengthens communities. Water is a critical and valuable resource. Convenient access to safe drinking water not only improves the health of the community, but also provides economic opportunities for entrepreneurs. Since 2005, Coca-Cola and its foundations have replenished 150 billion liters of water to communities and the environment. Access

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Celebrating Women on International Women's Day and Every Day

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When women rise in their communities, the communities themselves rise to new heights of prosperity and health. Over and over, studies have found a direct correlation between women’s empowerment and GDP growth, business growth, environmental sustainability, improved human health, and other positive impacts. In 2010, Coca-Cola launched an initiative called 5by20 that aims to empower 5 million women entrepreneurs across

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What We’re Doing To Empower Women

Women are a powerful global economic force, but they are consistently undervalued. We wanted to do something to change that, so we made a global commitment to enable the economic empowerment of five million female entrepreneurs by 2020. The name of this programme is 5by20. Through 5by20 we’re focusing on small business owners in over 200 countries around the world – from fruit farmers to artisans. We aim to help women overcome the barriers they face

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Video: Women and the Chain of Inspiration

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Women entrepreneurs around the world can hold many roles. They are daughters, mothers, caregivers, wives, breadwinners and more. And, above all, they set ambitious goals and work hard to achieve those goals. They aspire to own their own businesses, provide a good education for their children, and create the best life possible for themselves and their families. Coca-Cola’s 5by20 initiative is working to empower 5 million women entrepreneurs across

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