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is swapping its traditional plastic ketchup bottles for
PlantBottle packaging, the companies said on Thursday.
Recyclable PlantBottles use plant-based materials for up to 30% of their packaging, Coca-Cola said in a statement. Currently, the company uses sugarcane ethanol from Brazil.
"PlantBottle is revolutionizing plastic, and our partnership with Heinz is paving the way for industry-wide collaboration," said Coca-Cola Company CEO Muhtar Kent.
Heinz, which aims to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, solid waste, water consumption and energy usage by at least 20% by 2015, said it will start selling all of its 20-ounce ketchups in PlantBottles in June.
Coke, Sprite, Fresca and Dasani drinks, among other Coca-Cola brands, have been using PlantBottles since 2009.
Written by Melinda Peer in New York
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