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Odwalla is Planting Eco-Friendliness

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Odwalla, maker of natural juices, smoothies, protein drinks, and food bars will be hitting shelves this March, but in a greener fashion. Odwalla will be transitioning from their traditional packaging to the PlantBottle. This new bottle is made of 100% plant-based materials and is 100% recyclable. It also consists of materials derived from molasses and sugarcane juice. The goal with this new Odwalla packaging is to reduce dependence on nonrenewable resources. Coca-Cola, along with many others have replaced their traditional packaging with the PlantBottle, in an effort to make their packaging more eco-friendly.

The PlantBottle is just another step Odwalla has taken to become a more sustainable company. They have created an organization called Plant a Tree Program, which has planted more than 300,000 trees in the last 3 years. They also developed Bloom Energy Fuel Cell technology which reduces Odwalla’s carbon footprint of its plant by 35%. The PlantBottle, along with their other green innovations are helping to reduce their dependence on nonrenewable resources.

Odwalla Will Switch to Eco-Friendly Packaging in 2011

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Odwalla, known for their freshly packaged fruit juices and smoothies, are transitioning to eco-friendly packaging by March of 2011. The green packaging, also known as PlantBottle packaging, is made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) is made of up to 100% plant-based materials and is 100% recyclable. Odwalla estimates that the PlantBottle packaging is equal to a savings of almost 400,000 gallons of gas, compared to using petroleum-based packaging.

PlantBottle packaging was first introduced by Coca-Cola in 2009 where it was used in their Dasani water bottles. At the time, the bottle was made only from 30% plant material and the rest from petroleum-based materials.

PlantBottle packaging is made from molasses and sugarcane juice and is said to have the same performance as HDPE and PET bottles. Shelf-life, weight, composition, appearance, are all the same.

Odwalla also participates in the Plant A Tree Program, and has planted more than 300,000 trees over the last three years. The company also installed a Bloom Energy Fuel Cell system at its plant in Dinuba, Calif., which reduces the plant’s carbon footprint by 35 percent while supplying 30 percent of the plant’s energy needs.

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