“The 1st Annual Oxo-Biodegradable Pet Plastic Bottle Symposium”
December 03, 2008
PLANET GREEN BOTTLE CORPORATION TO HOST “THE FIRST ANNUAL OXO-BIODEGRADABLE PET PLASTIC BOTTLE SYMPOSIUM” TO SOLICIT BEVERAGE AND PHARMACEUTICAL EXECUTIVES TO JOIN THE OXO-BIODEGRADABLE PET PLASTIC MOVEMENT
DINNER MEETING ON DECEMBER 17TH IN TORONTO, ONTARIO. SEPARATELY A LUNCHEON WILL BE SPONSORED ON DECEMBER 18TH AT A LOCATION NEAR THE TORONTO AIRPORT
Vancouver, BC Canada (MMD Newswire) December 3, 2008. The symposium will be attended by selected beverage, bottling and pharmaceutical packaging executives and selected sophisticated eco-conscious private investors. All participants will attend by invitation only
Featured speakers will be Andrew Barclay, Director of Research and a Principal of Wells Plastics, Ltd (Stafford, UK), developer of the Reverte™ oxo-biodegradable technology, Joe Pedace, VP of Piovan, an expert in the art of manufacturing PET plastic bottles and Patrick Rooney, Vice Chairman of PGBC, an advocate of reducing the eco-effect of the PET plastic bottle.
Patrick Rooney, Vice Chairman and Director of Corporate Development stated, “The reality is that we at PGBC believe that we have an answer to reverse or at least slowdown the process wherein 60,000,000 PET plastic bottles are discarded to landfill every day in America and in ditches in many other parts of the world. Captain Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation (AMRF) reports that the Pacific Ocean contains the world's biggest garbage dump, 11,000,000 square miles of garbage about the size of Africa. He calls it 'plastic soup' because 75 years of plastics dumped from rivers is churning in a giant gyre in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 6 pounds of plastic for every 1 pound of plankton. Whales, tuna and seals eat both in a ratio of 6 to 1. Everything but the plastic has biodegraded in the salt water.
We at PGBC believe the answer for the future of the plastic bottle is a combination of bottle-to-bottle recycling, (use every PET plastic bottle re-manufactured many times over), a super lightweight bottle (less plastic and less oil consumed) and an oxo-biodegradable additive that will accelerate microbes to eat bottles in a landfill and even in an ocean.
Our symposium on December 17-18th is by invitation only because we want to give certain beverage and pharmaceutical executives who are proven early eco-friendly adopters “an incentive they cannot refuse” and induce them to add the insurance policy of oxo-biodegradability to their beverage and medicinal plastic bottles. The big bottled water players with investments in recyclers and premium bottled water sellers with water priced at 3 times the price of gasoline will likely not be early adopters but will follow after the consumers start a “Plastic Water Bottle Rebellion. In fact the plastic rebellion has already begun!”
For members of the press we will release pictures of a swatch of PET plastic cut from water bottles at an advanced stage of oxo-biodegrading. The PET plastic bottle remains in a time accelerated chamber that simulates a 5 to 10 year timeline over a series of months. We also have pictures of VPlus Vitamin-Enhanced Water, the first commercial bottler (a captive company to Planet Green) of water in an oxo-biodegradable PET plastic bottle.
Planet Green Bottle Corporation (www.planetgreenbottle.com ) is a Canadian company that has a strategic alliance with Wells Plastics, Ltd of Stafford, UK (www.wellsplastics.com ) wherein Planet Green is the exclusive worldwide distributor of the Reverte™ additive which when mixed with PET (polyethylene terephthalate) resins and then subsequently blown to a plastic bottle, induces plastic bottles to biodegrade. The Reverte™ process which is called oxo-biodegrading is triggered by moisture, some heat and UV light.
The target customers for the Reverte™ additives are pre-form manufacturers, blowers of PET plastic bottles, private label bottlers, mass merchandisers, Big Box stores, pharmaceutical manufacturers and packagers, and ultimately the consumer. Planet Green Bottle has negotiated the acquisition of equity interest, many of which are control positions, with 10 –12 foreign companies for distribution of beverages in the countries of origin, all filled in oxo-biodegradable bottles. Planet Green Bottle signs licencing agreements with owners of brands and private labellers for the use of the Reverte™ logo which indicates to the consumer that a bottle in fact oxo-biodegradable.