DailyDirt: Saving The Planet By Using Better Packaging
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Petroleum-based plastics have been getting a bit of bad publicity recently, as "greener" plastics made from renewable plant materials are becoming more cost effective. It also doesn't hurt that these new plant-plastics can perform about as well as traditional plastics in a variety of consumer packaging. Here are a few examples of some environmentally-friendly containers.
- Pepsi has created a 100% plant-based plastic bottle, trumping Coke's environmentally friendly bottle that contains only 30% plant materials. The new Pepsi bottle will go into pilot production in 2012 -- right before the world ends, anyway. [url]
- The first version of the biodegradable SunChip bag -- which was apparently unbearably noisy -- has been replaced by a new plant-based bag that isn't so loud. The real question, though, is when will they make a bag that you can just eat after you're done with the chips...? [url]
- Coca-Cola has licensed its ("only 30% plant") PlantBottle bottles to Heinz for ketchup containers. So does that mean Pepsi will resell its 100% plant-based bottle for Hunt's ketchup bottles? [url]
- To discover more interesting science-related stuff, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]