Coca-Cola unveiled the world’s first PET
plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials earlier today at the World Expo in Milan,
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.
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
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
How do you explain
sustainable packaging technology in a fun, entertaining way?
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.
it comes to simplifying complex topics,
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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
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
Nov 15, 2013
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
Nov 15, 2013
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