The Coca-Cola Company has stricken the deal with the U.S.-based innovative lab Liquid Light to further develop the CO2-to-Chemicals technology of making various multi-carbon chemicals such as propylene, isopropanol, and acetic acid from carbon dioxide. The company also converts CO2 to mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) which is a component of Coca-Cola’s PET PlantBottles. 

Nivea is offering its fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share their personal style and creativity on a cap of a lipstick. The cosmetics brand has launched a competition dubbed ‘Kiss of a Style’ on its Facebook fan page and is calling its US consumers to join in to develop a design for the Nivea Care Lip packaging for truly memorable kisses. The winning limited-edition design will go live and be featured on caps which will be sold in stores across the USA in early 2013.

Yesterday, Procter & Gamble announced plans to use renewable, sustainable, sugarcane-derived plastic on selected packaging on its Pantene Pro-V, Covergirl and Max Factor brands. Sugarcane-derived plastic is a significant development in sustainable packaging because it is made from a renewable resource, unlike traditional plastic, which is made from non-renewable petroleum.