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What's Next for 'The Next Generation of Plastic'?


Plant-based packaging, designed to serve the same function as traditional plastics is being celebrated as a means of substituting petroleum as the central ingredient in creating plastic. Since their debut at the U.N. Copenhagen Climate Conference in 2009, an excess of 2.5 billion of these plant infused bottles have been and continue to be circulated world-wide. The Plant Bottle, a product of the Coca-Cola Co. is created by fermenting ethanol from Brazilian sugar-cane. This is the same method employed in creating the earlier plastics that posed less of a threat to the environment.

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