Coca-Cola sets sights on sustainability with next-generation PlantBottle packaging solutions

ATLANTA — In an effort to support its long-term commitments through sustainable practices in sourcing and packaging supply, Coca-Cola has inked partnership agreements with three biotechnology companies to commercialize the brand's PlantBottle packaging.

Agreements were signed with Virent, Gevo and Avantium after Coca-Cola’s research and development team and technical advisory board conducted a two-year analysis of different technologies.

“While the technology to make bio-based materials in a lab has been available for years, we believe Virent, Gevo and Avantium are companies that possess technologies that have high potential for creating them on a global commercial scale within the next few years,” Coca-Cola VP commercial product supply Rick Frazier said. “This is a significant R&D investment in packaging innovation and is the next step toward our vision of creating all of our plastic packaging from responsibly sourced plant-based materials.”

Since being introduced in 2009, more than 10 billion PlantBottle packages — made 100% from plant-based materials — have been distributed across 20 countries worldwide.

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- 3:49 PM
chrissyecycle says

E-Cycle Environmental commends Coke for trying to be sustainable with creating PlantBottle packaging. We hope that other major companies equivalent to Coke and how big they are start their own type of sustainable packaging. www.ecycleenvironmental.com

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