The Coca-Cola Company
is an American multinational corporation, and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups. The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented in 1886 by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1889 the formula and brand were sold for $2,300 to Asa Griggs Candler, who incorporated The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta in 1892. The Coca-Cola Company is the single largest plastic polluter in the world, producing over 3 million tonnes of plastic packaging each year including 110 billion plastic bottles.