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Coca-Cola’s Bioplastics Goal is Set to Transform Supply Chain

6:27 PM MDT | September 5, 2011 | —Kara Sissell

Huang: A huge benefit for the environment. Coca-Cola says it will pay a premium for biobased materials for use in its PlantBottle beverage packaging, which contains about 30% of plant-derived materials. “For any new innovation you expect to have to pay more at first,” Shell Huang, Coca-Cola director/packaging research, tells CW. “We are willing to pay more in these initial stages. We don’t really view this as paying a premium but rather that we are making a strategic investment to build out a supply chain for plant-based PET that will...

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