PET bottle made entirely from plants unveiled
The Coca-Cola Company has unveiled the world’s first fully recyclable PET plastic bottle made entirely from renewable plant materials.
PlantBottle packaging is the company’s vision to develop a more responsible plant based alternative to packaging traditionally made from fossil fuels and other non-renewable materials. It uses patented technology that converts natural sugars found in plants into the ingredients for making PET plastic bottles. The packaging looks, functions and recycles like traditional PET, but has a lighter footprint on the planet and its scarce resources.
Nancy Quan, global research and development officer, The Coca-Cola Company, says, “Our vision was to maximise 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.”
The packaging can be used for a variety of packaging sizes and across water, sparkling, juice and tea beverage brands.