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Taiwan unveils 'green' water bottle

Taiwan unveils 'green' water bottle

Taipei, March 22 (CNA)Taiwan on Friday unveiled the first BIO-PET water bottle made from plant-based material, a development that the manufacturer said sets the stage for future trends in the industry. Although the newly developed bottle, which contains 30 percent plant extract, is costly and can only be used once, it represents a new trend as it helps to reduce carbon emissions, said Michael Lin, the president of Plastics Industry Development Center. The center, which launched the product in collaboration with local suppliers, donated 100,000 BIO-PET bottles of mineral water to Jenlan Temple of Dajia in Taichung on Friday, in celebration of the ongoing Mazu International Festival. The water bottles will be offered to visitors taking part in a series of events during the festival, which kicked off last week and will last until April The widely used PET water bottles made from non-renewable petroleum cause damage to the environment, according to the center. The local suppliers involved in the production of the new bottles include Toyota Tsusho (Taiwan) Corp and Bottle-Top Development Co. (By Chen Ching-ping and Maia Huang)


Updated : 2021-07-29 13:07 GMT+08:00