Our bottles are a blend of 75% Plantplastic® and 25% post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR). The blend of Plantplastic® and PCR material is #2 plastic or high density polyethylene (HDPE)—the same type of plastic used for milk jugs and most detergent bottles. By purchasing and using 25% PCR, we provide the demand for recycled materials that drives the recycling economy. And because the Plantplastic® and recycled plastic we use is HDPE, the final bottle can be recycled again in most curbside recycling programs along with your cans and newspapers. Ultimately, using our blend of Plantplastic® and PCR in place of petroleum-based plastic allows us to avoid the greenhouse gas emissions and energy use associated with making virgin plastic.
*The sugarcane is Bonsucro certified. That means that the sugarcane used to make Plantplastic® is sustainably harvested according to a supplier code of conduct. This ensures that the sugar is grown on existing croplands to protect biodiversity, using as little water as possible and incorporating fair labor practices.