Coca-Cola has begun distributing Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite, Fanta Orange and Mello Yello in plant bottles in Birmingham, Nashville, Tenn. and its hometown, Atlanta, Ga., according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in Atlanta, Ga. For the full story, click here.
Editor’s Insight: Biodegradable packaging is a promising area for consumable products industries. Unfortunately, product manufacturers have a long way to go to develop a bottle that is 100 percent made from plant-based products. In the meantime, environmental organizations heap criticism on the manufacturers’ efforts.
Automatic Merchandiser published an article in April 2011 on what vending and refreshment service operators can do to expand their use of green packages. To access the article, click here. 03-01-12 By Elliot Maras