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Coca-Cola to Introduce Plant-Based PET Bottles

1:50 PM MST | November 30, 2009 | Rebecca Coons

Coca-Cola says it has begun selling beverages in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles made partially from renewable material and expects to produce 2 billion of the bottles, named PlantBottle, by the end of 2010. The company currently uses sugarcane and molasses from unspecified Brazilian suppliers for the bottle’s renewable content, but ultimately wants to use non-food plant-based waste. Bio-Bottle: More bad news for PET producers. The bio-based content of the bottles can be up to 30%, Coca-Cola says. The company hopes to ultimately make a bottle that...

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