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Coca-Cola to launch plant bottle in UK

27-Jul-2011

Related topics: Packaging Technology, Packaging

Coca-Cola has confirmed plans to launch its 100 per cent recyclable plant bottle in the UK.

A spokesperson for the firm told FoodProductionDaily.com an official announcement would be made in the next few weeks.

Coca-Cola's PlantBottle packaging is currently made by converting sugarcane into monoethylene glycol (MEG), which represents 30 per cent of the total composition of the PET plastic by weight.

In its first year, PlantBottle was launched in nine global markets, including Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Sweden and the US, on brands like Bonaqua Water,Barqs, Coca-Cola, DASANI, Fresca, iLOHAS, Sokenbicha, Sprite, and vitaminwater.