USA: Coca-Cola unveils “first PET bottle entirely made from plants”
The Coca-Cola Company has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first PET plastic bottle entirely made from plants during the World Expo in Milan, Italy.
The pack is the latest development in Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle series. PlantBottle is currently made from sugarcane and waste from the sugarcane manufacturing process using a patented technology that converts natural sugars found in plants into the ingredients for making PET plastic bottles, according to the company.
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”.