Bacardi Unveils Biodegradable Spirits Bottle

On October 21, 2020 Bacardi unveiled “… plans to put … [a] sustainable spirits bottle on shelf by 2023. The new 100% biodegradable bottle … [will be made from] a biopolymer which derives from the natural oils of plant seeds such as palm, canola and soy. While a regular plastic bottle takes over 400 years to decompose, the new spirits bottle made from Nodax™ PHA will biodegrade in a wide range of environments, including compost, soil, freshwater and sea water, and after 18 months disappear without leaving behind harmful microplastics … [The new bottle will] replace single-use plastic across the entire Bacardi supply chain and the company’s 200 brands and labels …” - The web link to the news release is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at