Bioplastic: Coca-Cola develops bio bottles

“Biobased” Coca-Cola bottles: the ethylene glycol in the new Dasani water bottles will be derived from sugar and

This year, Coca-Cola will introduce bottles for its Dasani brand water with up to 30% biobased content.

Beverage bottles are typically produced from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which itself results from the reaction between ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid. Ethylene glycol in
new Dasani bottles will be derived from sugar and molasses, rather than oil and natural gas.

Next Coca-Cola, the sugar and molasses should come from India and Brazil.

The long-term focus is on the development of plastic bottles produced from lignocellulosic materials. The goal of Coca-Cola is to introduce bottles made of materials that are 100% recyclable and renewable.

One reason the firm wants to keep PET is its recyclability.

According to “Bioplastics Magazine, 04/2009, Vol. 4, p 14 "

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