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Coca-Cola introduces plant-based plastic bottles

Article: Coca-Cola introduces plant-based plastic bottles

ATLANTA, Georgia, May 18, 2009 (ENS) – For some of its beverages, The Coca-Cola Company is introducing a new type of plastic bottle made partially from plants.

The world’s largest beverage company says its new PlantBottle™ is recyclable, has a lower reliance on a non-renewable resource, and reduces carbon emissions compared with petroleum-based PET plastic bottles.

PET plastic bottles are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource. The new bottle is made from a blend of petroleum-based materials and up to 30 percent plant-based materials such as sugar cane and molasses.