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If you’re like us at iVillage, Earth Week is a great reminder to start looking for small things we can do to make a big difference. Now, thanks to new, 100% recyclable PlantBottle packaging from The Coca-Cola Company, the type of beverage you choose can help reduce your impact on the environment!
Starting this month, The Coca-Cola Company is rolling out PlantBottle packaging across the country, giving people a more environmentally responsible option for refreshment.
The new packaging, which is being used for both DASANI and Odwalla, uses plant-based materials, which means a reduction in potential carbon dioxide emissions and the use of nonrenewable fossil fuels. DASANI bottles, made with PET plastic, are now produced using up to 30% plant-based materials. Odwalla bottles, which use HDPE plastic, are made with up to 100% plant-based materials.
The great news is PlantBottle packaging is also 100% recyclable — just recycle them with the rest of your plastic and you’re good to go!
Wondering more about the plants involved? We were too! The plant-based materials for both DASANI and Odwalla PlantBottle packaging are produced using sugarcane ethanol from Brazil, the only source widely recognized globally for its unique environmental and social performance. Rest assured, the plantations sourced are located far away from Amazon rain forests, and their impact on biodiversity is reduced thanks to advanced farming practices and sound public policy.
DASANI and Odwalla are the first brands The Coca-Cola Company is introducing nationally in 100% recyclable plant-based bottles, but they definitely won’t be the last. The Company is working hard to ensure that in the future every beverage it produces is available in PlantBottle packaging.
For more information please visit www.thecoca-colacompany.com