23 Jun '11, 11pm
Why the Cola Wars on the Better Plant-Based Bottle are Going Nowhere.
Pepsi might have a slight edge in this war. Firstly, because they have a 100% plant-based product while Coca-Cola still has fossil fuel elements in theirs. Moreover, Pepsi’s bottle is made from food scraps while the Coca-Cola bottle need agricultural resources that is by no means a very eco-friendly option. Agriculture and food crops are becoming more unsustainable every day and can barely be called a renewable source due to its water, land fertilizer and machine intensive production. In fact, this kind of competition over “plant-based” better bottles can actually make the case worse for the environment, where consumers think they are “biodegradable” and become careless with their use. So where are the real benefits?