Coca Cola Canada has announced that it will introduce more than 20 beverages in compact and re-sealable 250ml bottles.

Offering products such as Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Diet Coke and Sprite, the new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic mini bottle is said to be 100% recyclable and the first of its kind in North America.

Coca-Cola president Darlene Nicosia said: “Mini bottle is one of the most exciting innovations we’ve seen in packaging in a long time. We know that people want more drink options and a mini bottle is just one way that we’re meeting that desire.

“And it’s not just smaller package sizes, we’re also working to bring more low and no calorie drinks to the market to help Canadians choose the package size and sugar content that makes sense for them.”

Coca Cola Canada has invested C$20m ($14.9m) to upgrade line capabilities at its Brampton facility to support mini bottle production. The investment will see the creation of three jobs and offers scope to introduce other smaller packages in the future.

“We know that people want more drink options and a mini bottle is just one way that we’re meeting that desire.”

The mini bottle features FreshSafe, an innovative coating that increases shelf-life.

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling president and CEO Todd Parsons said: “We are so proud that one of our first announcements as an independent bottling company is that we have invested back in our Brampton facility.

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“Having a local spirit and supporting our communities is very important to us and our aim is to grow our capabilities in Canada, which will, in turn, grow jobs.”

The new mini bottles are now available across Canada in two packages, including 250ml single-serving bottle and an eight-pack of 300ml bottles.

Last year, the company announced that it will be investing C$85m ($63m) to build a new plant in Peterborough, Ontario, that will be used for the production of fairlife ultrafiltered milk.

The new facility is said to be on track and is expected to begin operations in 2020.