Sustain-It bottle

Details
Object number
AIBDC : 008221
Country
Date
2018

Description

The Sustain-It refillable soft drinks bottle is part of an innovative new system of purchasing vending machine drinks being trialled in the UK between the University of Reading and Coca-Cola European Partners. The refillable Tritan™ Copolyester bottle contains a microchip with radio frequency identification (RFID), installed by Validfill. Consumers pre-pay for drinks through a mobile app and then scan a code at the machine to access over 100 drinks. When the bottle is placed into the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, the micrchip interacts with the dispensing technology to ensure the user has paid for their drink selection and track how many times the bottle has been used. In addition to reducing plastic bottle consumption, the scheme generates lower carbon emissions as the drink mixtures can be sent in concentrated form by courier as and when needed.
Designers & Manufacturers

Inscriptions

printed: "University of Reading, Sustain It" (front and rear of bottle)
moulded: "618 Fourth Avenue, Warren, PA, USA, 16365. China. Do not microwave. BPA free. www.whirleydrinkworks.com" (base)
Dimensions
Height
235mm
Diameter
70mm
Method Note
bottle
cap
Material Note
plastic
Eastman Tritan - trade name bottle and liner
copolyester bottle and lid
polyester
LDPE carrier strap
low density polyethylene
PE
polyethylene
polythene
Colour Note
bottle
lid