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Counting Down the Top 10 articles of 2021 - #9: Coca-Cola Unveils 100% Plant-Based PET Bottle, Ready to Scale

Based on online clicks and unique page views, we are counting down the Top 10 articles of 2021. Anne Marie Mohan's report on Coca-Cola's 100% plant-based bottle checks in at #9.

The Coca Cola Company has introduced its first-ever beverage bottle made from 100% plant-based plastic, excluding the cap and label, with a limited run of approximately 900 of the prototype bottles.
The Coca Cola Company has introduced its first-ever beverage bottle made from 100% plant-based plastic, excluding the cap and label, with a limited run of approximately 900 of the prototype bottles.

Anne Marie Mohan reported in October 2021 that the Coca-Cola Company has found two paths to a 100% bio-based bottle, one that uses sugar from corn, and another that uses forestry waste.

The Coca‑Cola Company’s sustainable packaging journey has crossed a major milestone this week with the unveiling of its first-ever beverage bottle made from 100% plant-based plastic, excluding the cap and label, that has been made using technologies that are ready for commercial scale. The prototype bottle comes more than a decade after the company’s PlantBottle debuted as the world’s first recyclable PET plastic bottle made with up to 30% plant-based material. A limited run of approximately 900 of the prototype bottles have been produced.

“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,” says Nancy Quan, Chief Technical and Innovation Officer, The Coca‑Cola Company.

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