Nike joins companies developing plant-based plastics

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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Nike is part of a new collaboration of major brands that hope to speed the development of plant-based plastics.

In addition to Washington County-based Nike, the Plant PET Technology Collaborative, as the group has been dubbed, also includes Coca-Cola Co., the Ford Motor Co., H.J. Heinz Co. and Procter & Gamble.

This new effort expounds upon Coca-Cola's "PlantBottle" packaging technology, in which it makes bottles make partially from plants that have a lower environmental impact than traditional PET plastics. Heinz is now licensing the technology from Coca-Cola for use in select ketchup bottles.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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