What do Dasani Water, Heinz Ketchup and Pantene Shampoo have in common? As Simone Sebastian tells us in his recent Houston Chronicle article “Consumer product packaging in plastic going green”, it’s not about what’s in their bottles, but what their bottles are made of - bioplastics.
These plant-based plastic bottles look, feel and function like traditional plastic bottles, but have far less environmental impact.
And from Coca-Cola’s recently released PlantBottle® made of 30 percent sugarcane-based polyethylene terephthalate plastic (PET) to Pepsi’s claim that they have developed a 100 percent petroleum-free PET container – the bioplastics industry is the niche that soon could become the norm in packaging. In fact, Sebastian tells us that while less than 1 percent of plastics used nationally today come from biological sources like sugarcane and corn, it is estimated that the global demand for plant-based plastics is estimated to reach a staggering 600,000 metric tons by 2013.
That’s why at TEQ we have one of the most experienced teams when it comes to working with the latest in bio plastics such as C-Stone, made from a proprietary formula that combines plant-based resin, limestone (calcium carbonate), and other additives.
In addition, TEQ has extensive expertise working with a wide variety of renewable, sustainable, biodegradable, and recycled plastics (including Post Consumer RPET, Bio-Land PET, PS-Absolve, PLA, Rejuvene8Plus, and Cereplast) helping us meet almost any of our customers’ sustainable initiatives.
Here at TEQ, we’re ready for the new norm in packaging. Are you?