Coca-Cola PlantBottle To Appear at Vancouver Winter Olympic Games
CALGARY, Alberta—Coca-Cola Canada Ltd. announced that its PlantBottle™ packaging will be featured throughout the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, joining other select markets in the initial global launch of this partially plant-based PET plastic. The PlantBottle package will be the primary beverage product package used during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
PlantBottle packaging is a PET plastic package made with up to 30 percent of its material derived from plant-based waste material. The use of the waste material represents a significant step in the continuing development of recyclable bottles. Using plant-based material to replace a portion of the petroleum used in PET plastic allows The Coca-Cola Company, and in Canada, Coca-Cola Ltd., to reduce its use of non-renewable resources. The PlantBottle package is 100 percent recyclable, by design.
"Our PlantBottle will be in the spotlight for the Olympic Games, introducing this innovative packaging to a global audience," says Nikos Koumettis, president Coca-Cola Canada. "The Coca-Cola Company has become the first to market with a recyclable PET plastic bottle made partially from plants, and we are excited that Canada is part of this major step in our journey towards sustainable packaging."
PlantBottle packaging currently is made through a process that turns sugar cane and molasses, a by-product of sugar production, into a key component for PET plastic. The sugar cane being used comes from predominantly rain-fed crops that were processed into ethanol, not refined sugar. Ultimately, the Company's goal is to use other types of plant-based waste, such as wood chips or wheat stalks, to produce recyclable PET plastic bottles.
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