Plastic Bottle Made From Plants

Updated: May 23


With Pubs and restaurants across the country closed with beer in cellars sat unused. We have all been consuming more single use items. Many of us recycling them at our village recycling centre. The Cumbria county council Key workers have been maintaining collections throughout the lockdown. We have supported their work with refreshments and a little light entertainment.


Plastic and glass can be recycled, however we all see endless amounts of plastic litter and waste that end up in landfill and pollutes our local environment.


At the Robin hood pub, we made the choice to move away from single use plastics in our business.


For our outside catering events at Castletown woodland Weddings we use Vegware plant based tableware.


We also use their range of takeaway packaging for our #quaranTEA service to vulnerable and key workers in the area.


Not to forget our super sustainable HAY! STRAWS the only single use straw made from straw.

However, a biochemicals company from the Netherlands, Avantium, is hoping to address the problem of single use bottles, with their new plant-based plastics which will be made from sustainably grown crops.


It seems that this project has managed to garner quite a bit of attention from pretty big companies, such as Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, and Danone, all of whom have plans to use Avantium’s technology in future products.

The many problems with plastics, include, for the most part, that they are made from fossil fuels.

The problem with the current design is that they are not exactly biodegradable, and combine that with the fact that fossil fuels are a finite resource. The plant-based plastics on the other hand, have been designed to decompose in one year when used with a composter, although they Say ideally they should be recycled.


Van Aken Avantium's chief executive, told The Guardian that they hope to have a major investment in the bioplastics plant by the end of 2020.

The project, which has continued and remains on track despite the coronavirus lockdown, will reveal partnerships with other food and drink companies later in the summer.

The hope is to have the product on store shelves by 2023.

Would you be glad to see the back of plastic bottles littering our verges?

These bottles may even provide some added nutrients to the ground, not that we encourage you to litter anything including organic material


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