Coca-Cola's PlantBottle is Made from Sugar Cane Rather Than Petroleum

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 6, 2015
References: coca-colacompany & qz
At food and technology conference Expo Milan, Coca-Cola unveiled 'PlantBottle,' the first PET bottle made from 30% plant-based materials.

Rather than being made from non-renewable materials, this bottle is made by converting sugar cane and waste into to plastic. At the end of its life, the PlantBottle is fully recyclable. Coke estimates that the use of the PlantBottle packaging will help to save more than 319,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from being emitted. As far as implementation goes, Coca-Cola is aiming to "convert all new PET plastic bottles, to PlantBottle packaging (up to 30% plant-based) by 2020."

Now that some of the biggest brand names in the food industry are making huge moves to cut out preservatives, artificial flavors and unhealthy sugar as ingredients, at the same time, more thought is being put into packaging that is kind to the environment.