Smoothie bottles made from plants
With the switch from petroleum-based plastic to plastic made from plants, we were able to reduce our CO2 emissions from our smoothie packaging by 65%.
Our plant-based bottles look and feel the same as our old petroleum-based bottles, and you can recycle our plant-based bottles just as you'd recycle any #2 plastic.
While plant-based plastic has reduced the environmental impact of our bottles, we haven't stopped looking for new ways to reduce it even further. Plant-based plastic is a big step in the right direction, but we're still on the journey.
From sugarcane to plastic: how our bottles are made
Plant-based smoothie bottles start with sugarcane, which is washed, cut and then pressed to make sugarcane juice. This juice is fermented and distilled into ethanol, which is dehydrated to make ethylene.
The ethylene is polymerized and made into small pellets of #2 polyethylene plastic (HDPE). Our bottle producer uses these pellets as the raw material for our smoothie bottles.