Following the latest blog update on Coca-Cola, the Technical and Logistics VP; Mr Rino Abbondi announced ambitious goals to replace existing PET bottles with that made of resin 100% derived from sugarcane by 2020. Current efforts on the “PlantBottle” uses 30% ethanol derived from sugarcane as its raw materials.
More importantly, Coca-Cola’s “PlantBottle” will not see a change in chemical makeup, color, weight or appearance of conventional PET bottles yet the new bottle remains 100% recyclable. Plus, this will reduce the company’s dependence on non-renewable resources. Another positive feature of the green bottle is that its production generates a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions when compared to producing the same number of bottles from fossil fuels.
Coca-cola expects that the production of “PlantBottle” in 2010 alone will lead to a reduction in the use of oil – of more than five thousand barrels. Further, projections to incorporate the increase from 30% – 100% as intended by Coca-Cola would mean that the amount of ethanol would rise to 227,000 litres for every 10 million bottles. Read full article here.
11th CEE PET & Balkans Markets will have a segment targeted towards ‘Biodegradeable PET & Bio Plastics’. Coca-Cola will kick off the morning discussions with the revolutionary “PlantBottle” followed by a strategic discussion on promoting the use of bioplastics packaging into the mainstream market. Led by the Chairman of European Bioplastics, Dr. Harald Kaeb will present a paper on how the PET industry can prepare for this challenge.
In all, the 11th CEE PET & Balkans Markets will commence with a global and regional overview of the PET markets for resin, fibre and film, highlight technological breakthroughs and novel innovations plus latest RPET developments. The two-day event closes with an exclusive site tour to SETA’s PET Recycling Plant; one of the biggest independent PET bottle recycling establishments in Turkey.
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