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Collaboration Seeks To Advance Plant-Based Plastics In Industry Packaging

June 5, 2012: 02:53 AM EST
Five big American companies that are already using plant-based plastics in their products are collaborating to speed development of the compounds for greater use in industry. Coca-Cola, Ford, H.J. Heinz, NIKE and Procter & Gamble have formed the Plant PET Technology Collaborative to accelerate use of commercially viable, sustainable 100 percent plant-based PET (polyethylene terephthalate) materials and fiber in their products. PET is a durable, lightweight plastic currently used in plastic bottles, apparel, footwear and automotive fabric and carpet. Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle packaging technology, made partially from plants, has demonstrated a lower environmental impact compared to traditional PET plastic bottles.
"Coca-Cola, Ford, Heinz, Nike, and Procter & Gamble Form Collaborative to Accelerate Development of Products Made Entirely from Plants", News release, Procter & Gamble, June 05, 2012, © Procter & Gamble
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