PlantBottle® packaging is The Coca-Cola Company’s way of bringing positive change to the packaged goods industry and leading it towards using recyclable packaging derived from renewable plant material. Since our launch of PlantBottle packaging containers in 2009, we’ve been working to advance the science behind packaging made from plants, with the goal of eventually bringing other major partners on board who share our vision for the future. Our ambition is to change the entire global packaging supply chain.

We want to work with other business leaders who aspire to improve their sustainability efforts and who can help generate awareness for PlantBottle™ packaging across industries and among customers and consumers. That’s what brought us and H.J. Heinz Company together and what makes this partnership so exciting.

H.J. Heinz Company

The Coca-Cola Company and H.J. Heinz Company strategic partnership enables Heinz to produce its ketchup bottles using Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle™ packaging technology. The partnership is an industry-first, and one that both companies hope others will follow to transform how food is packaged across the world.

“PlantBottle™ packaging is revolutionizing plastic, and our partnership with Heinz is paving the way for industry-wide collaboration,” said Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. “This partnership is a great example of how businesses are working together to advance smart technologies that make a difference to our consumers and the planet we all share.”

Heinz’s adoption of the PlantBottle™ technology will be the biggest change to Heinz’s iconic ketchup bottles since they first introduced plastic in 1983.

“The partnership of Coca-Cola and Heinz is a model of collaboration in the food and beverage industry that will make a sustainable difference for the planet,” said Heinz Chairman, President and CEO William R. Johnson. “Heinz Ketchup is going to convert to PlantBottle™ packaging globally, beginning with our best-selling 20-ounce variety of Heinz Ketchup, which will reach consumers this summer.”

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