Unveiled by the Coca-Cola Company at the World Expo – Milan, the new bottle is made from PlantBottle packaging, which pushes the boundaries on sustainable innovation by using groundbreaking technology to create a fully recyclable plastic bottle made from renewable plant materials.
PlantBottle packaging is The Coca-Cola Company’s vision to develop a more responsible plant-based alternative to packaging traditionally made from fossil fuels and other non-renewable materials. Using 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 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.”
PlantBottle packaging maintains the high quality package consumers expect but with the added benefit of being made from renewable materials. It can be used for a variety of packaging sizes and across water, sparkling, juice and tea beverage brands.