Coca-Cola begins global launch of PlantBottle

November 17, 2009
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

Beverages in PlantBottle packaging from The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, are beginning to hit store shelves in select markets globally, initiating the company’s goal of producing 2 billion of the PET plastic bottles by the end of 2010.
 
PlantBottle PET plastic bottles are made partially from plants, which reduces Coca-Cola’s dependence on petroleum, the company says. PlantBottle packaging is currently made through a process that turns sugar cane and molasses into a key component for PET plastic.
 
Throughout Denmark, Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light and Coca-Cola Zero in 500 ml. and 2 liter sizes are now available in PlantBottle packaging. A variety of products, including Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fresca and Dasani will be available in Western Canada in the PlantBottle beginning in December and for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. And for select markets in the Western United States, including Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, PlantBottle packaging will be used for sparkling brands and Dasani in several sizes, starting in January. Future launches are being planned in other markets, including Brazil, Japan and Mexico and for China’s Shanghai Expo in 2010.
 
PlantBottles are 100 percent recyclable, and preliminary research indicates that from the growing of the plant materials through to the production of the resin, the carbon footprint for the PlantBottle packaging is smaller than for bottles made with traditional PET. Ultimately, the company’s goal is to use non-food, plant-based waste, such as wood chips or wheat stalks, to produce recyclable PET plastic bottles.
 
PlantBottle samples also are being featured at the company’s bottler and investor event, “A Growing World of Refreshment, a 2020 Vision,” which began yesterday and concludes today in Atlanta.

 Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Beverage Industry.  

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)

10/10/13 2:00 pm EDT

Ditch the weighting agents: A cost effective solution for delivering flavors and actives

Available On Demand Learn how to reduce costs and energy use by enabling high oil load emulsions, eliminating the need for weighting agents like brominated vegetable oil (BVO).

THE MAGAZINE

Beverage Industry Magazine

BI April 2014 cover

2014 April

The April 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on moonshine, as well as articles about CSD brands, whiskey, and more. Check it out today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Beverage Insider eNewsletter

Are you an Insider? Subscribe to Beverage Industry’s weekly e-newsletter to receive news headlines, new product information and magazine highlights.   

Spirits Segments

Which spirits segment will perform the best in 2014?
View Results Poll Archive

THE BEVERAGE INDUSTRY STORE

cleaning-in-place-dairy-foo.gif
Cleaning-in-Place: Dairy, Food and Beverage Operations, 3rd Edition

This book addresses the principles of cleaning operations, water supply issues and the science of detergents and disinfectants.

More Products

Webinars

Beverage Industry Webinars are an easy, effective and convenient way to get educated and informed on the latest industry trends and topics. All Webinars are FREE unless indicated. For more information, check out our Events page!

STAY CONNECTED

facebook40 twitter    youtubelinked