• The drink's manufacturer, Coca-Cola, has announced that it will be switching to clear plastic Sprite bottles for the first time in nearly 60 years.

    All of Sprite's bottles are currently 100 per cent recyclable but it’s more difficult to recycle a green bottle into a clear bottle through mechanical recycling – which is the most widespread recycling method.

    And it's not just the plastic bottles that are changing - glass Sprite bottles will also now also be clear.

    But the changes to the glass bottles won't happen until next year.

    The cans will also have a new look in line with the new brand identity – but green is very much still part of the Sprite brand.

    Sprite bottles have been green for 58 years, since the drink first launched in 1961.

    The drinks manufacturer confirmed that it is not passing the cost of the new bottles onto supermarkets, so prices for shoppers should remain the same.

    Bottle and can-sizes will also remain the same.

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