GreenLearner GreenThoughts by Amanda


PepsiCo has developed the world’s first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant-based, renewable resources.  The new “green” design will launch in 2012 and is expected to significantly reduce the beverage company’s carbon footprint.  The eco-friendly bottle is made from raw materials such as pine bark and corn husks.

Not to be outdone, Coca-Cola has been using and selling a bottle in nine countries made out of 30 percent sugar cane from Brazil.  Coke is also working on converting the remaining 70% to a plant-based material.  The company’s goal is to convert all its plastic bottles to plant by 2020.  More importantly, Coca-Cola has created a new business stream for itself.  The company entered into a licensing agreement with HJ Heinz Company earlier in 2011 whereby the ketchup maker will use the “plant bottle” for its products.

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