5. A Beverage First: Wellness Shots Bottled in Biodegradable PET
Don’t be fooled into thinking this development barely made the list. It may be at the bottom of this best-read-articles-of-the-month list. But it’s a short list and this article secured this spot after being posted on August 27, three business days from the end of the month.
Yes, there are differences of opinion on the viability, usefulness, and appropriateness of additives to aid plastic biodegradability (see “SPC Position Against Biodegradability Additives in Petroleum-Based Plastics” on this webpage).
But news is news. So we reported on new packaging for refrigerated functional beverages, taken in shot doses, from Minneapolis company So Good So You.
According to the company, the packaging breaks new ground in staking a claim with a first in beverage packaging: the sustainable PET bottles are biodegradable and recyclable.
Named “BtrBtl” (Better Bottle), the PET bottles feature a proprietary additive that “allows it to biodegrade in landfills at an accelerated rate, breaking down in years versus centuries, without leaving microplastic fragments behind.”