A Bottle Made from Plant-Based Raw Materials

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2021. 11. 04. 08:50

Coca-Cola has unveiled a prototype of a new bottle. According to the company, it is the first bottle made entirely of plant-based plastic (bPET), apart from the cap and label. Only materials from renewable, plant-based sources are used to make the new prototype, eliminating the need to use crude oil to produce these bottles.

Back in 2009, Coca-Cola developed the “PlantBottle”, a recyclable PET plastic bottle made from 30 percent plant-based material. Since then, the company has continued to invest in the development of plant-based solutions. The new prototype is the first planned commercial use of technology to convert second-generation biomass to plant-based monoethylene glycol (bMEG). This is one of the two molecules necessary to produce so-called bPET.

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