Coca-Cola Unveils PET Bottle Entirely Made From Plant Material

CokePlantBottle100_.557072a3e1565Coca-Cola Co. unveiled the world’s first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials at the World Expo in Milan, Italy.

PlantBottle packaging uses patented technology that converts natural sugars found in plants into the ingredients for making fully recyclable PET plastic bottles. The packaging looks, functions and recycles like traditional PET but has a lighter footprint on the planet and its resources.

“Today is a pioneering milestone within our company’s portfolio,” said Nancy Quan, global research and development officer. “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 at World Expo – a world-class exhibition where sustainable innovation is celebrated.”

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