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Confusion Reigns Over Plant-Based Bottles, Which Is Exactly What Coke And Pepsi Want

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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Amy Westervelt of Slate tries to get to the bottom of Coke and Pepsi's plant-based bottles, concluding that they "still damaged the environment." But she also caused some confusion and had a few mistakes, some of which have been corrected. She notes: Coca-Cola and PepsiCo's plant-based bottles are still very much plastic.The companies have merely replaced the fossil fuels (petroleum and natural gas) traditionally used to make their plastic bottles with ethanol from renewable sources (plant waste in Pepsi's case and Brazilian sugar cane in Coke's). ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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