PlantBottle Technology

PlantBottle 2.0: Coca-Cola Unveils World’s First PET Plastic Bottle Made Entirely from Plants

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Coca-Cola unveiled the world’s first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials earlier today at the World Expo in Milan, Italy. PlantBottle packaging™ uses patented technology that converts natural sugars found in plants into the ingredients for making fully recyclable PET plastic bottles. The packaging looks, functions and recycles like traditional PET but has a lighter footprint on the planet and its resources.   “Today

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Coca-Cola Produces World's First PET Bottle Made Entirely From Plants

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Breakthrough Innovation Showcased at World Expo Milan MILAN, June 3, 2015 – The Coca-Cola Company today unveiled the world’s first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials at the World Expo - Milan. PlantBottle™ packaging 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

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Great Things Come in Innovative Packaging: An Introduction to PlantBottle™ Packaging

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Innovation comes from inspiration, and at The Coca-Cola Company we are greatly inspired by the very people who drink our beverages. Our consumers expect us to deliver the beverages they know and love in a package that meets their needs such as convenience and safety, but also in a package that is environmentally considerate. PlantBottle™ packaging has been meeting consumer expectations since 2009. The first-ever fully recyclable PET plastic

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PlantBottle Film Explains That ‘Plants Are Our Friends and You Can Make Bottles Out of Them’

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How do you explain sustainable packaging technology in a fun, entertaining way?      That’s the challenge Coke’s PlantBottle Packaging team gave to a handful of creative agencies late last year after gaining inspiration from everything from satirical news shows, to cheeky yet informative public service announcements (PSAs), to Saturday morning cartoon sing-alongs.  “When it comes to simplifying complex topics,

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3 Lessons Coke Has Learned Since Launching PlantBottle Packaging

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Since introducing PlantBottle™ packaging – the first-ever fully recyclable PET plastic bottle made partially from plants – Coca-Cola has distributed more than 25 billion of the bottles to thirsty consumers in 37 countries. The breakthrough technology also has helped catalyze a movement to redirect the entire polyester fiber and plastic resin industry toward a renewable future.  “We continue to advance what has been received as a transformational

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PlantBottle Technology™ Tops 2014 Sustainable Bio Awards

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The Coca-Cola Company was presented with the Industry Champion of the Year award recently at the fifth annual 2014 Sustainable Bio Awards in Amsterdam. The annual awards, now in their sixth year, recognize companies and individuals who have displayed innovation and leadership in the development of truly sustainable and renewable fuel and chemical solutions. Coke was recognized for its PlantBottle Technology™, the first-ever recyclable PET plastic

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The Coca-Cola Company and Ford Unveil Ford Fusion Energi with PlantBottle Technology™ Interior

PlantBottle Technology™ from The Coca-Cola Company is applied for the first time beyond PET packaging as part of the interior fabric of a Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid research vehicleThe Fusion Energi research vehicle uses PlantBottle Technology™ for seat cushions, seat backs, head restraints, door panel inserts and headlinersFabric made from PlantBottle Technology™ consists of up to 30 percent plant-based materials, showing the broad

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Opinion: The Power of Collaboration Can Drive Sustainable Innovation Forward

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As a car company, people naturally look to Ford Motor Company for what it is doing to help the environment. Make no mistake – we are doing a lot. From  increasing vehicle fuel efficiency to making sure our factories operate in an environmentally responsible manner, we are focused on doing our part. I have learned two things as the head of sustainability and environmental matters for Ford. 1: We have to do more; and 2: We can’t be

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