Ford, Heinz, Nike, Coke, P&G form coalition for 100% bio-based plastics

June 7, 2012 |

In Georgia, five major American brands have formed a coalition to accelerate development and use of plant-based plastic. Coca-Cola Co., Ford Motor Co., H.J. Heinz Co., Nike Inc., and Procter & Gamble Co. announced their commitment to developing a commercially viable, sustainably sourced plastic made entirely from plant materials while reducing the use of fossil fuels.

The initiative builds on Coca Cola’s “plant bottle” packaging technology, which is partially based on material derived from sugar cane. Heinz has licensed the technology from Coca Cola for some ketchup bottles. Currently, Coca Cola sources its sugarcane ethanol from plantations in Brazil and is working to develop a way to capture sugar from plant waste.

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