Coca-Cola Introduced World’s First 100% Biobased PET Bottle

04.06.2015

On June 3rd, 2015 The Coca-Cola Company unveiled the world’s first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials at the World Expo - Milan. PlantBottle™ packaging pushes the boundaries on sustainable innovation by using groundbreaking technology to create a fully recyclable plastic bottle made from renewable plant materials.

The Coca-Cola Company today unveiled the world’s first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials at the World Expo - Milan. PlantBottle™ packaging pushes the boundaries on sustainable innovation by using groundbreaking technology to create a fully recyclable plastic bottle made from renewable plant materials.Coca-Cola 100% plant based

Nancy Quan, Global Research and Development Officer, The Coca-Cola Company, said, “Today is a pioneering milestone within our Company’s packaging portfolio. Our vision was to maximize game-changing technology, using responsibly sourced plant-based materials to create the globe’s first fully recyclable PET plastic bottle made entirely from renewable materials. We are delighted to unveil the first bottles here at World Expo - a world-class exhibition where sustainable innovation is celebrated.”

In response to this announcement, Erin Simon, Sustainable Research and Development Manager of the WWF World Wildlife Fund stated:
“With every technological advance made in the bioplastic industry comes the opportunity to continue to scale the impact of more sustainable production for the materials we depend on today.

“We’re working with major companies around the world, including The Coca-Cola Company, to consider all the trade-offs involved with plant-based plastics. We all want to make sure that as we shift from fossil fuel based feedstocks to biobased feedstocks for materials we provide net positive solutions without putting additional strain on precious land and water resources.

“Plant-based plastics, if responsibly produced, allow us to continue to benefit from the tremendous value that plastics provide but without the negative environmental effects of using fossil fuels.”
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