Coke’s New Bottle Is Part Plant

Coca-Cola Co., under fire from environmentalists for using plastic bottles, has introduced a new packaging material made partly from plants. The container has “the same weight, the same feel, the same chemistry, and functions exactly the same way” as a regular plastic bottle, a Coke spokeswoman says.

Environmental groups say the Coke bottle now being introduced is a slight improvement over regular PET bottles, but they say it won’t solve a bigger problem with plastic bottles: the fact that most consumers don’t recycle them… Read more