• Coca-Cola and PepsiCo’s plant-based bottles, not so much of a green thing

  • Plant.jpgA while ago, we’d got wind of Coca-Cola and Pepsi turning to greener plant-based bottles and pretty much applauded the companies for their initiatives. It so turns out, that these bottles aren’t all that dark green either, and have shades of environment-damage to them too. Though the cola manufacturers have been bragging of these bottles being green, all they’ve really done is replaced the fossil fuels (petroleum and natural gas) with ethanol from renewable sources, churning out chemically identical plastics to polyethylene terephthalate.

    And yes, these plant-based bottles do not biodegrade either, and tend to stay in the environment, slowly spewing out toxic chemicals into the soil and ocean, wherever they’re put to rest!

    Posted in Topics:Awareness and Hype, Tags: on June 15, 2011