25 Apr '11, 9pm

Pantene to Use Less Oil, More Sugarcane in Packaging

Pantene to Use Less Oil, More Sugarcane in Packaging

This week Procter & Gamble will announce the release of a new sugarcane plastic packaging for Pantene’s Nature Fusion line. The new plant-based plastic is set to debut in Western Europe this month, with a global rollout to come in 18-24 months. The bottles will be categorized as plastic #2 and can be recycled using the same process as those plastics made with petroleum, according to Randall Chinchilla, spokesperson for Global Pantene. Find your local recycling solution for plastic #2 “The properties of this [plant-based] packaging are identical to those of petroleum-based HDPE,” says Chinchilla. “The only way you can tell them apart is by carbon dating them – petroleum and takes millions of years to form, and the sugarcane takes only one year.” READ: How Bioplastics Are Made and Recycled In the past, Procter & Gamble has been called out for its usage of chemicals in its co...

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