Bioplastic bottle made from orange peel
Made purely from plant-based materials, the “green” PET bottle was designed by Pepsi to offer consumers a fully recyclable alternative to traditional PET bottles. Renewable resources such as switchgrass, pine bark and orange peel serve as feedstock and enable the production of the bioplastic through a combination of chemical and biological processes. It also reduces CO2 emissions, since it is not manufactured using petroleum, but still has similar molecular structures. The aim is to adapt the feel and appearance of the bioplastic bottle to the already familiar PET bottles and to increase production volumes in the foreseeable future.
Project status: Concept // Prototype // Ready for market // Ready for series production
Source: Peters, Sascha: Materialrevolution II. New Sustainable and Multifunctional Materials for Design and Architecture, Basel 2014, p. 40.
Image source: Pepsi