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Plant-Based Soda Bottles

The Coca-Cola 100% Plant-Based Bottle is in the Prototype Phase

— November 2, 2021 — Eco
Concerns surrounding plastic bottles are reaching a new high amongst consumers, which is seeing brands respond with new initiatives like the Coca-Cola 100% plant-based bottle. The bottle was created thanks to a partnership with Changchun Meihe Science & Technology and UPM, and consists of an entirely plant-based body. The packaging is achieved using paraxylene (bPX) using sugar that has been sourced from corn and is presently in the prototype phase with roughly 900 bottles produced.

Coca-Cola Chief Technical and Innovation Officer Nancy Quan commented on the new Coca-Cola 100% plant-based bottle saying, "We have been working with technology partners for many years to develop the right technologies to create a bottle with 100% plant-based content – aiming for the lowest possible carbon footprint – and it’s exciting that we have reached a point where these technologies exist and can be scaled by participants in the value chain."

Image Credit: The Coca-Cola Company
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