Can I recycle PlantBottles?
The PlantBottle is a container made with plant-based plastics. It was pioneered by Coca-Cola Co. and introduced by some Coke brands in April. Now all single-serve Odwalla bottles are made from plant-based high-density polyethylene, or HDPE. All single-serve Dasani water bottles are now made with as much as 30% plant-based polyethylene, or PET. The plastics are derived from sugar cane-based ethanol from Brazil. According to Coca-Cola, more than 5 billion PlantBottles will be sold in more than 15 countries this year.
In Los Angeles, both types of PlantBottles are recyclable. They are not compostable.
Long Beach: Yes
Los Angeles: Yes
Manhattan Beach: Yes
Santa Monica: Yes
Unincorporated L.A. County: Yes
-- Susan Carpenter