Earlier this week, Coca-Cola introduced its new “PlantBottle,” a fully recyclable plastic bottle created using sugarcane. Fitting, since the contents of the bottle contain plenty of sugar. Coca-Cola said it’s the first PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials, according to AJC.com.
Coke, no stranger to the green movement, has produced 35 billion bottles made with 30 percent plant-based materials, since 2009. This new one uses sugarcane from Brazil, along with waste products from India that are left over from processing sugarcane, reports CNN Money. "Though those are currently the only two sources of materials for its PlantBottles, Coke said it is also looking at converting fruit stems, peels and bark into plastic in the future."
These eco-friendly bottle plans deserve applause, and plenty of sunlight.
In other Coca-Cola news, this “electrifying” new bottle design was released on April 30.