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McDonald's packaging

6 Sustainable Packaging Trends to Watch in 2016

McDonald’s rolled out its new packaging this month along with a pledge to source 100 percent of all fiber-based packaging from recycled or certified sources by 2020. This follows the fast-food chain’s November announcement that its centrally purchased packaging in Europe is 100 percent sustainably sourced. This includes cartons, cups, … Read more »

PlantBottle

Coca-Cola Produces World’s First 100% Plant-Based PET Bottle

Coca-Cola has produced the world’s first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials. PlantBottle packaging is Coke’s plant-based alternative to packaging traditionally made from fossil fuels and other non-renewable materials. PlantBottle packaging uses patented technology that converts natural sugars found in plants into the ingredients for making PET plastic … Read more »

Beverage Companies Slow to Embrace Novelis Evercan

Major beverage companies including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and AB InBev tout their recycling efforts and commitment to the circular economy, so why aren’t they using Novelis’ evercan, made of 90 percent recycled aluminum, asks a sustainable business column in the Guardian. AB InBev declined to talk about aluminum recycling for the … Read more »

Seaworld PlantBottle Cup

SeaWorld Uses Coke’s PlantBottle Sustainable Packaging

Coca-Cola and SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment expect SeaWorld’s switch to PlantBottle plastic in its refillable cups to remove 35 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually, the companies say. The recyclable cup, using Coke’s sustainable packaging technology, is now available in all SeaWorld and Busch Gardens parks across the US. PlantBottle … Read more »

PlantBottle from Coca-Cola

Coke Defends PlantBottle Green Claims

Coca-Cola is denying greenwashing accusations after a Danish consumer ombudsman released a report criticizing how the company markets its environmentally friendly PlantBottle, partially made from plant materials, Daily Finance reports. Henrik Saugmandsgaard Oe, the Danish ombudsman, gave the International Business Times a translated copy of the report, which says the … Read more »

Coke, JBF Plan World’s Largest Bi-Glycol Facility for PlantBottle

The Coca-Cola Company today announced a partnership with JBF Industries Ltd. to further expand production of the plant-based material used in the company’s PlantBottle packaging. To support this partnership, JBF Industries Ltd. will build the world’s largest facility for the production of bi-glycol, the key ingredient used in the manufacture … Read more »