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Coca-Cola announced a new initiative at the World Expo in Milan, Italy: it will make its PET (polyethylene terephthalate) beverage bottles out of natural plant material, rather than fossil fuels and other non-renewable materials. The new bottles are made from sugars derived from plants, such as sugarcane. “Our vision was to maximize game-changing technology,” said the company’s chief R&D officer, Nancy Quan, “using responsibly sourced plant-based materials to create the globe’s first fully recyclable PET plastic bottle made entirely from renewable materials.” Coke sells about 1.8 billion drinks per day, though not all are packaged into bottles. (RC/Atlanta Journal-Constitution) ...Yet they still can’t manage to put real sugar inside the bottles.
Original Publication Date: 28 June 2015
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