Coke’s new sustainability strategy is plant-based and local

Coca-Cola is researching technology that may localise its supply chain while increasing its use of bioplastics. The company in recent years has introduced a new version of its plant-based bottle that is made entirely from sugar cane and plant waste. Still, plant-derived packaging makes up only a fraction of the giant’s production – so, as Lisa McTigue Pierce reports for Packaging Digest, Coke now is modifying its processes to accept more varieties of biological plant ingredients. By working with more diverse feedstocks, the company says it will be able to manufacture its plastics in more places, improving its ability to source locally and reduce carbon emissions.

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