PepsiCo Develops World’s First 100 Percent Plant-Based Renewably Sourced PET plastic free Bottle
PepsiCo’s “green” plastic free bottle is 100 percent recyclable and far surpasses existing industry technologies. The bottle is made from bio-based raw materials, including switch grass, pine bark, and corn husks.
Introduction to PET plastic-free bottle
In the future, the company expects to broaden the renewable sources used to create the “green” bottle. This include orange peels, potato peels, oat hulls, and other agricultural byproducts from its food business. This process further reinforces PepsiCo’s “Power of One” advantage by driving a strategic beverage innovation via a food-based solution.
PepsiCo Chairman and CEO, Indra Nooyi, said, “This breakthrough innovation is a transformational development for PepsiCo and the beverage industry, and a direct result of our commitment to research and development.” said PepsiCo Chairman and CEO, Indra Nooyi.
“Pepsi Co is in a unique position as one of the world’s largest food and beverage businesses. PepsiCo ultimately sources agricultural byproducts from our food business to manufacture a more environmentally preferable bottle for our beverage business. A sustainable business model that we believe brings to life the essence of “Performance with Purpose.”
Combining biological and chemical processes, PepsiCo has identified methods to create a molecular structure that is identical to petroleum-based PET (polyethylene terephthalate). This results in a bottle that looks, feels, and protects its product identically to existing PET beverage containers.
Pros and cons of PET plastic free bottle
Pepsi Co’s “green” bottle is reusable and outperforms current market standards. Switchgrass, pine bark, and corn husks are among the bio-based raw materials used to make glass.
Orange peels, potato peels, oat hulls, and other organic byproducts from the company’s food market are expected to be added to the recycled sources. These will be used to produce the “green” bottle in the future.
By pushing a strategic beverage breakthrough from a food-based approach, this mechanism confirms Pepsi Co’s “Power of One” advantage.
“This game-changing invention is a direct result of PepsiCo’s contribution to research and growth, and it’s a game-changer for the soda industry.”
PepsiCo made a big announcement last month about developing the world’s first 100 percent plant-based, renewable-sourced PET plastic-free bottles.
The company has developed the world’s first plant-based PET water container. Although the current bottle is created from plants. It is less like the corn-based recyclable plastic bottles you may have heard of and more like standard PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic, which is used in almost all single-use beverage bottles.
I’ll get above all about the new bottle, why it’s cool, and what I feel its pros and cons are. But first, let me tell you about how, the night after the story was published, I went a little mad on Twitter.
Normally, I might have taken the story in stride, looked into the bottle in my own time, and calculated if it was important enough just to write about. That night, therefore, I began to have a number of positive tweets about PepsiCo’s new “plastic-free” bottle.