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    Pepsi Unveils 100% Plant Based Bottle

    Remember the Cola Wars? Get ready for the Bottle Wars.
    PepsiCo Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a bottle made entirely of plant material, which it says bests the technology of competitor Coca-Cola and reduces its potential carbon footprint.
    The bottle is made from switch grass, pine bark, corn husks and other materials. Ultimately, Pepsi plans to also use orange peels, oat hulls, potato scraps and other leftovers from its food business.
    The new bottle looks, feels and protects the drink inside exactly the same as its current bottles, said Rocco Papalia, senior vice president of advanced research at PepsiCo. “It’s indistinguishable.”
    PepsiCo says it is the world’s first bottle of a common type of plastic called PET made entirely of plant-based materials. Coca-Cola Co. currently produces a bottle using 30 percent plant-based materials and recently estimated it would be several years before it has a 100 percent plant bottle that’s commercially viable.
    PepsiCo unveils 100 percent plant-based bottle - Chicago Sun-Times



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    Re: Pepsi Unveils 100% Plant Based Bottle

    That's pretty cool.



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    Re: Pepsi Unveils 100% Plant Based Bottle

    Its not biodegradable, but they can recycle it. Nice to see we could start making plastics without oil



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    Re: Pepsi Unveils 100% Plant Based Bottle

    Nice work Pepsi. My job is trading energy commodities and I know better than most that we are working with limited resources. Right now, nearly 50% of the propane in the U.S. is used for the production of plastics. The other 50% goes mostly towards home heat and agricultural use. If we can start relacing propane with plant based materials for the making of plastic, it could be a pretty big step. Now, I would just like to see that technology spread towards other companies.



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    Re: Pepsi Unveils 100% Plant Based Bottle

    So the bottle is healthier than the product inside?



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    Re: Pepsi Unveils 100% Plant Based Bottle

    Great, even more reason to fuel my Pepsi addiction.



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