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Can I recycle PlantBottles?

September 22, 2011 |  6:06 am

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.

Recycling plantbottleBecause policies and recommendations can vary from city to city, each week we ask a sample of officials from various municipalities to weigh in. Can you recycle Dasani and Odwalla PlantBottles in ...

Burbank: Yes

Glendale: Yes

Long Beach: Yes

Los Angeles: Yes

Manhattan Beach: Yes

Riverside: Yes

Santa Monica: Yes

Torrance: Yes

Unincorporated L.A. County: Yes

Ventura: Yes


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