QUICK LINKS: Micromarkets  |

VT Classifieds

|

Buy a Classified Ad

|

Editorial Calendars

|

Circulation Data

|

Downloads

|

Bookstore

|

Operators Date Book

Search:  Follow VendingTimes on Twitter 

Bookmark this site



 
Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 1, January 2012, Posted On: 12/27/2011


Coca-Cola Pacts With Biotech Firms For 100% Plant Bottle


Emily Jed
Emily@vendingtimes.net
vending, vending machine, Coca-Cola Co., Coke, plant bottle, Coke packaging, Virent, Gevo, Avantium, Dasani, plant-based packaging material, Odwalla, eco-friendly packaging
ATLANTA -- Coca-Cola Co. is partnering with three firms to hasten development of a completely plant-based bottle.

The beverage giant said it has signed multimillion-dollar agreements with Virent, Gevo and Avantium, which specialize in plant-based alternatives to traditional packaging made from petroleum and other nonrenewable resources.

Coke's current "plant bottle" is made up of 30% plant-based materials, with the remainder containing plastic resins. The packaging is used in North America for the Dasani brand and in other products in 20 countries around the world. Coca-Cola has also licensed H.J. Heinz to use the first-generation plant bottle technology for its own packaging.

Coke's Odwalla juices come in 100% plant-based plastic, but the materials used in that packaging work best in refrigerated products, not in the company's carbonated or water beverages.


Topic: Vending Features

Articles:
  • Indiana Vending Council Plans Spring Meet, Operator Appreciation Day: May 15
  • Crane Merchandising Systems Introduces Fit Pick-Branded Merchant Media Machine
  • New York's Servomation Deploys VendScreen Devices, Improving Customer Experiences At Machines
  • Cantaloupe Systems and Isis Team Up for 'Buy-Three-Get-One-Free' On Cashless-Enabled Vending Machines
  • Crane Merchandising Systems Announces Availability of MEI Integrated Bill Validators on Media Machines

Copyright © 2014 Vending Times Inc. All rights reserved. 
P: (516) 442-1850 | F: (516) 442-1849 | subscriptions@vendingtimes.net
55 Maple Ave. - Ste. 304, Rockville Centre, NY 11570