Bloomberg Law
July 31, 2019, 8:01 AM

Plastic Looking More Green Friendly to Soft-Drink Bottlers

Soda drinkers probably won’t notice, but the plastic bottles for their favorite beverages could increasingly be made from recycled material in the next decade.

Companies like PepsiCo Inc. and the Coca-Cola Co. have pledged to use more recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in their bottles.

Some companies are going even further. Swiss giant Nestle SA introduced its first 100% recycled bottle this month in Europe.

The world buys roughly 500 billion PET bottles each year. If big brands in the U.S. follow through on their public commitments to use recycled content in bottles, 43 ...

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