The End of Plastic? New Plant-based Bottles will Degrade in a Year

Carlsberg and Coca-Cola back pioneering project to make ‘all-plant’ drinks bottles

By Jillian Ambrose. Courtesy of Guardian News & Media Ltd.

Beer and soft drinks could soon be sipped from “all-plant” bottles under new plans to turn sustainably grown crops into plastic in partnership with major beverage makers.

A biochemicals company in the Netherlands hopes to kickstart investment in a pioneering project that hopes to make plastics from plant sugars rather than fossil fuels.

The plans, devised by renewable chemicals company Avantium, have already won the support of beer-maker Carlsberg, which hopes to sell its pilsner in a cardboard bottle lined with an inner layer of plant plastic.

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