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Coca-Cola Set to Announce Renewable PET Partner?

4:35 PM MST | December 13, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

Coca-Cola says it will announce Thursday a partner for the development of its next-generation PlantBottle, the beverage giant’s renewable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging. The company is already selling PET bottles with 30% renewable content by using monoethylene glycol (MEG) made from Brazilian sugarcane ethanol. Its partner has never been publicly disclosed, although it’s widely assumed to be India Glycols, the only producer making renewable MEG at sufficient scale to supply Coca-Cola’s needs (2.5 billion PlantBottles were sold in...

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