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Plant-based Milk Bottles Launched in New Zealand

October 14, 2020
Photo source: Fonterra

Milk in recyclable plant-based bottles are now available in New Zealand.

The milk bottles are made from sugarcane, which is natural, renewable, and sustainably sourced from Brazil. Brazil is one of the biggest producers of sugarcane. One good characteristic of sugarcane is that it captures carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as it grows. Thus, the bottles have a lower carbon footprint. The plant-based milk bottles are initially sold in North Island, for further expansion in distribution depending on the consumer response.

Read more from Fonterra.

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