The Plant Bottle Revolution
January 18, 2017
Hosted by Jim Lane
Companies like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Suntory, Heinz, SeaWorld and Ford have embarked on the search for technology to make a durable, clear plastic bottle entirely from renewable resources. Recently, two technologies have emerged as potential winners. Suntory has invested in Anellotech and Coca-Cola has invested in Avantium. In today's program, we'll talk with Avantium CEO Tom van Aken and Anellotech CEO David Sudolsky to see how close we are getting to a clear plastic bottle that doesn't require petroleum to be taken from the ground, and doesn't add to global carbon emissions. Also, we'll look at what else these technologies can make — and the answers will surprise and delight you.
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Jim Lane is the world’s most widely-read writer and broadcaster on the advanced bioeconomy, with more than 2 million readers, followers and viewers. He is news anchor of The Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily, and news anchor of BioChannel.TV. He has authored more than 8,000 articles, documentaries, and news segments profiling more than 1,000 companies that have new and sustainable products.