Pepsico, Danone and Nestlé Waters joined the NaturALL Bottle Alliance project to develop 100% bioplastic bottles, that is made with sustainable plant material.
Having succeeded in producing 80% bioplastic PET samples last year, partners expect to produce 75% bioplastic bottles by 2020 and quickly increase this percentage to at least 95%, according to the AFP news agency.
The companies expect to produce 18,000 tons of bioplastic PET from 2020 in a plant built especially in Canada.
Last year, Danone and Nestlé Waters joined the American company Origin Materials to create plastic bottles (PET) with cellulose fibers (used cardboard, sawdust, etc.).
“The arrival of Pepsico is an additional proof of the importance of the rupture technology created thanks to this association baptized NaturALL Bottle Alliance”, said Massimo Casella, head of research and development at Nestlé Waters.