Great news! The region's first plant based water bottle is here

Al Ain water bottle will be 100 percent recyclable
ByNina StankovaWednesday , 19 February 2020
Great news! The region's first plant based water bottle is here
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Great news for all the UAE residents who are committed to a more sustainable lifestyle as the bottled water consuption is constantly called into question.

The region’s first plant-based bottle that is 100% recyclable was launched on Monday on the sidelines of Gulfood 2020 as part of the UAE Innovation Month initiative. 

It was introduced by Agthia Group, one of the region’s leading food and beverages companies.

The bottle uses fermented sugars in the plant sources to convert it into a durable 100 per cent plant-based resin called Polylactic Acid or PLA . 

Made from renewable resources such as corn starch or sugar cane, it’s a natural polymer designed to substitute widely used petroleum-based plastics like PET (polyethene terephthalate). In the packaging industry, PLA plastics are often being used for plastic films and food containers.

The resin is durable in the high temperatures of UAE summers.

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