Pepsi, in a race to beat Coke in the battle of earth-friendlier, which, while certainly respectable, sounds like the most boring fight ever, has announced they've found a way to produce plastic-like bottles entirely out of vegetable matter (NOT squirrels). But can you eat them after?
Materials used include switch grass, pine bark, and corn husks. PepsiCo plans to eventually begin incorporating organic leftovers from its food business.
According to PepsiCo senior VP of advanced research Rocco Papalia, the way the new PET bottles feel and protect their contents is indistinguishable from their plastic siblings. "We've cracked the code," he is quoted as saying. "It's a beautiful thing to behold."
No word if Pepsi will still taste like artificially sweetened assholes in the new bottle, but my guess is probably. And, before you ask -- yes, I have. What? It was spring break and I thought I was taking a body shot!
Green Initiative of the Day: PepsiCo's Plant-Based Bottles [thedailywh.at]
Thanks to Kristin, who drinks soda the old fashioned way: by opting for tea instead.