Coca-Cola And Carlsberg Introduce Plant-Based Bottles That Degrade In A Year

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Coca-Cola And Carlsberg Introduce Plant-Based Bottles That Degrade In A Year

The world is facing a huge problem called plastics. Improper way of disposing plastic bottle harm to the global climate in a numerous way. So the amount of disposing plastic is growing high, the necessity of adequate dispose system is essential to prevent disasters. With such intention of preventing tragedies, few companies take little step forward which will beneficial for the whole world.

Coca-Cola, Carlsberg, and Danone companies are developed plant-based plastics which can replace for agriculture. This new plastic made from corn, wheat, and beet sugar which are ecofriendly than the regular plastics. 

Coca-Cola and Carlsberg have joined forces to back Dutch biochemical company Avantium, which is developing new plant-based plastic

Coca-Cola And Carlsberg Introduce Plant-Based Bottles That Degrade In A Year

“This plastic has very attractive sustainability credentials because it uses no fossil fuels and can be recycled—but would also degrade in nature much faster than normal plastics do,” Avantium’s chief executive, Tom Van Aken spoke about the project.

This material made from plant sugars would completely decompose within a year in a composter

Coca-Cola And Carlsberg Introduce Plant-Based Bottles That Degrade In A Year
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The new plant-based bottles will dissolve in a few years if left outside in normal conditions

Coca-Cola And Carlsberg Introduce Plant-Based Bottles That Degrade In A Year
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This plastic is considered a very attractive alternative since no fossil fuels are involved in the manufacturing process

Coca-Cola And Carlsberg Introduce Plant-Based Bottles That Degrade In A Year
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When comparing the data gathered throughout the decades in 1950 the world was produced 1.5 million tons of plastic for 2.5 billion populations. In 2016 the amount of plastic production was 320 million tons for seven billion populations. It is estimated that these figures keep growing and double by 2034. In such kind of situation, these type of projects is vital than ever.

It is hoped that beverages in these bottles will hit the shelves by 2023

Initially, the project will manufacture relatively low 5,000 tons of plant-based plastic a year

Coca-Cola And Carlsberg Introduce Plant-Based Bottles That Degrade In A Year

More info: Avantium

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