Plant Based Bottle

PepsiCo unveiled a breakthrough in bottle technology earlier today: It announced the world’s first petroleum-free plastic bottle. Read more over on PSFK: Pepsi Reveals World’s First 100% Plant-Based Bottle

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  1. “The snack and soft drinks company will use raw materials such as switch grass, pine bark and corn husks, converting them into polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, which is the plastic material used to produce the majority of bottles.”

    So wait, they’re taking biodegradable and compostable materials, and converting them into non-biodegradable, non-compostable bottles, creating more trash? How is this a good thing?

  2. how much energy is needed for the chemical reaction converting plants to PET? petroleum is nothing else than organic material (plants!) put under pressure, temperature and oxygen-depleted conditions millions of years ago. that’s what nature does already.

  3. That’s great news!!

  4. Which is good, because we’re actually increasing the amount of agricultural land mass back here on Planet Earth, and food prices are coming down.

    /sarc

  5. tough crowd. lol

  6. A good idea, if the whole lifecycle of the product is sustainable. I kind of doubt that, but would be pleased to be wrong.

  7. seems like more of a marketing gimmick than a solution to anything. Bring back deposit bottles. Down with plastic.

  8. It’s a bold claim, seeing as my shampoo & body wash bottles from natures organics have been made from corn for years.

    PS A great product. No animal testing, no animal ingredients, no petroleum products, corn based plastic bottle, australian made & owned. Oh and they are cheap

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