Pepsi launches ‘green bottle’: Alternative to plastic made from plant material

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With everyone trying to be ‘green’ nowadays it’s no surprise that major manufacturers are starting to become more environmentally friendly in order to attract the growing number of green supporters. Pepsi are one of these manufacturers who have decided to do their but for the environment.

They have launched a new bottle that is not made of plastic as this material uses harsh chemicals and cannot be broken down naturally. Instead this bottle is made entirely from natural materials.

It is clear and looks exactly like a normal plastic bottle except it is made from scraps of switch grass, corn husks and pine bark as well as various other materials that normally would be thrown away.

The company says they also plan to use other materials in future such as leftover food from various food businesses. Things like orange peels and potato scraps would be included as ingredients for future bottles. These ‘green’ bottles will be used in limited quantities starting 2012 and if successful all bottles will convert from plastic to these materials.

More information about the bottle can be found in an article by Robert Quigley at GeekOSystem. What do you think of Pepsi’s new bottle designs? Do you think all bottles should use this material? Let us know in the comments below.