The Coca-Cola Co has sold soda in glass bottles for decades

The Coca-Cola Co has sold soda in glass bottles for decades

The Coca-Cola Co has ceased production of its 6.5oz returnable glass bottles after a final run in a small US plant, according to a local report.

The bottles, which consumers could return for a US$0.20 deposit, are no longer economically viable, the Minnesotan bottler told AP. The last refilling run was on Tuesday (9 October), the report said.

The glass bottles were only sold in four counties in the state but had been made there since 1932, AP said. Eight-ounce bottles, which have less glass but hold more cola, are still available nation-wide.

Some 6,000 bottles were refilled in the final run and will be sold for US$20 each to raise money for charity, according to the report.

No one at Coca-Cola was immediately available for comment when contacted by just-drinks earlier today.

Returnable bottles are still used in some emerging markets. Last year, PepsiCo relaunched its Duke's soft drink in India in returnable glass bottles.