World changer – 100% plant based plastic
My second wish list world changer has also recently moved closer to becoming a reality.
What if plastic were not derived from oil but came from plant materials instead and could also be recycled ? Wouldn’t that transform consumer perceptions and confidence ?
This month Coca-Cola displayed a fully 100% plant based and 100% recyclable PET bottle at the World Expo in Milan.
It has already sold 35 billion bottles with some 30% plant based plastic as well as some recycled content.
It may be a few years before the 100% plant bottle is in commercial production and cost competitive with oil based PET. But the technology is now proven and the prospect certainly quenches my thirst.