Volvic sugarcane waste PET bottle

volvic_greener_bottle_front.jpgPaying for bottled water in a country where the tapwater is perfectly drinkable still makes the Blog grind its teeth in irritation. So for UK folk who insist on carrying water around in case they expire from dehydration while out on a stroll in our cool and rainy climate, there is good news that Volvic has launched what it claims is the UK‘s first recyclable bottle made partially from sugarcane waste.

 

The new bottles, rolling out in the UK in December 2010, will be made from 25% recycled plastics derived from used bottles and BioPET, a new plant-based plastic developed by brand owner Danone.

 

BioPET is made from PET and fermented and dehydrated sugarcane waste, which will produce bottles with 20% plant material content, according to this article.

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