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Coming to a vending machine near you—’Plantbottle’

Coke to test bottle made of 1/3 plant material

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Sugar cane and molasses are just two of the plant materials that Coca-Cola is using in its new eco-friendly bottles. The company plans to test the aptly named “plantbottle,” made from 30 per cent plant-based materials, with its Dasani bottled water brand this year, followed by some of its carbonated brands and Vitaminwater. According to Coke, the new bottle is 100 per cent recyclable and can be processed in existing facilities—a big change from the plastic it currently uses. The company has endured worldwide criticism in recent years for relegating plastic bottles to the dump.

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