CocaCola for some selected markets will be rolling out their branded beverages in PlantBottles, which are special PET plastic bottles different from the regular ones. These bottles are supposed to be manufactured from petroleum-based products and 30% plant based materials [from sugar cane and molasses].By the end of 2010 they are thinking of producing 2 billion of these special PET plastic bottles.
Not only this action adds another step towards a greener earth but also promotes the use of renewable resources. In addition to the PlantBottles being 100% recyclable, research shows that the carbon footprint of the PlantBottle is smaller than for bottles made with traditional PET. Starting from Coke brands to Dasani water, many more such PlantBottle packaging are to be seen in the future.