PlantBottle expansion The Coca-Cola Co.’s Dasani and Odwalla single-serving bottles now are available exclusively in PlantBottle packaging. Single-serve Odwalla packages currently are made with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic made from up to 100 percent plant-based materials. PET bottles for Dasani are made with up to 30 percent plant-based materials. Incorporating a blend of petroleum-based materials with up to 30 percent plant-based materials allows PlantBottle packaging for Dasani to reduce potential intrinsic carbon dioxide emissions when compared with PET plastic bottles, Coca-Cola says. The PlantBottle packaging used for Odwalla is made of HDPE plastic that is created using only ethylene, which is derived from 100 percent renewable sugarcane-based ethanol. The plant-based materials for Dasani and Odwalla PlantBottle packaging are produced through a process that turns sugarcane into a key component for PET and HDPE plastic. Currently, PlantBottle packaging is made using sugarcane ethanol from Brazil.
Canned import Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Stella Artois is available for the first time in a 14.9-ounce aluminum can. The silver can features the silhouette of Stella Artois’ signature chalice glass, and is sold nationwide in four- and 10-pack configurations. The 10-pack is a space-saving, easy-to-open refrigerator pack called “Pour le Fridge,” which is French for “for the fridge.” The new can will allow beer connoisseurs to enjoy Stella Artois at outdoor occasions where glass bottles and signature chalices might not be permitted, the company says.