21 Apr '11, 3pm

Going on a Resource Diet: ... service with less metal, by pursuing one of four strategies: avoiding over-specifi...

on March 15th discusses Pepsi’s plan to move to totally “plant based PET” bottle for packaging their beverage instead of the current oil-based plastic. They plan to start introducing this in 2012 in some markets and it could eventually result in “a switch of billions of bottles sold each year. Of Pepsi’s 19 biggest brands, those that generate more than $1 billion in revenue, 11 are beverage brands that use PET.” According to the article the bottle will be 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. One unique feature is that the input to the material is waste from other uses and not plant bio-matter grown specially for this purpose.

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/04/21/going-on-a-...

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