Coca-Cola fizzes with sustainable packaging innovation
The Coca-Cola Company has unveiled the world’s first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials at the World Expo - Milan.
PlantBottle packaging 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, says the company.
Nancy Quan, global research and development officer, The Coca-Cola Company, described the new bottle as a pioneering milestone within the 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.”
PlantBottle packaging can be used for a variety of packaging sizes and across water, sparkling, juice and tea beverage brands.
Currently, the company uses sugarcane and waste from the sugarcane manufacturing process to create PlantBottle packaging.