29 Apr '11, 3pm

Shampoo Will Use Plastic Bottles Made From Sugar Cane

Shampoo Will Use Plastic Bottles Made From Sugar Cane

New plastic bottles are being introduced to the consumer marketplace, made primarily from sugar cane instead of petroleum. Proctor & Gamble’s Pantene brand shampoo bottles that are made from sugarcane will represent the newest development in new forms of sustainable packaging. The bottles are scheduled to be released in Western Europe by mid-year. The product brand will be “Nature Fusion.” The technology to create plastic from plant material is fairly new . Its use for commercial packaging is even newer. Beverage companies such as PepsiCo and Coca-Cola have begun using plant-based plastic for their soda bottles. According to P & G, Pantene is the first major hair care brand to use this new type of sustainable packaging. Switching to sustainable shampoo bottles for Nature Fusion is part of Procter & Gamble’s overall sustainability strategy, which includes a 25 percent switc...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/04/29/shampoo-will-use-plas...

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