Eco-friendly plastic packaging aims to offer a sweet alternative

01/23/2012

With more companies placing a greater focus on packaging sustainability, sugar cane is making it easier to go green.

AT&T joins Procter & Gamble and Heinz in an effort to use plastic derived from sugarcane.

The telecommunications provider is now using Klöckner Pentaplast's TerraPET films for all of its branded wireless accessories.

Klöckner Pentaplast's TerraPET films are made in part from sugarcane, which can allow customers to replace fossil fuel based material with up to 30% plant based material.

"As a company we are committed to minimizing our own environmental impact, and we see the introduction of this plant-based plastic as an important step in the right direction," stated Jeff Bradley, senior vice president for devices, AT&T in a press release. "We are actively working with our accessory suppliers to incorporate both less packaging and more sustainable plastic and paper."...
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