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LCAworks contributes to Coca-Cola win at the 2010 DuPont packaging awards

Through Imperial Consultants, LCAworks members Dr Richard Murphy, Dr Jeremy Woods and Miss Miao Guo have carried out a full life-cycle analysis of the product as a major part of Coca Cola’s development programme.

The bottle is made by a process that turns sugar cane and molasses, a by-product of sugar production, into a monoethylene glycol, a major component of PET plastic. The packaging is made of up to 30% plant-based material and can be recycled in the existing recycling infrastructure.

 

Research from LCAworks has shown that the bottle has a significantly reduced carbon footprint compared to petroleum-based PET plastic bottles. Coca-Cola North America have already begun to pilot this bottle in select markets.

About the awards

The DuPont packaging awards began in 1986 and since 1989 have recognised environmental achievements in the area of packaging.

 

The award is the industry’s longest running, independently judged awards honour materials, processing, technology and service achievements that demonstrate excellence in packaging innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction.

 

For more information visit the Dupont Awards for Packaging Innovation Awards website.

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