The NaturALL Bottle Alliance is a research consortium formed by Danone, Nestlé Waters and Origin Materials to accelerate the development of 100% renewable and sustainable bottles. It has now been announced that PepsiCo is to join this alliance.
The goal of the alliance is to create packaging solutions which significantly reduce the carbon impact of plastic beverage bottles, and the group is currently attempting to produce a PET bottle made purely from bio-based materials such as cardboard and sawdust.
A statement from the alliance says that “the consortium has already produced samples of 80% bio-based PET for a pilot scheme, and expects to achieve a 95% bio-based bottle after the construction and upgrade of a production site in Sarnia, Canada is completed in 2020”.
Once this milestone has been reached, the alliance intends to make bottles commercially available to the food and beverage industry.