Confusion Reigns Over Plant-Based Bottles, Which Is Exactly What Coke And Pepsi Want

June 16, 2011 by  
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Amy Westervelt of Slate tries to get to the bottom of Coke and Pepsi’s plant-based bottles, concluding that they “still damaged the environment.” But she also caused some confusion and had a few mistakes, some of which have been corrected. She notes: Coca-Cola and PepsiCo’s plant-based bottles are still very much plastic.The companies have merely replaced the fossil fuels (petroleum and natural gas) traditionally used to make their plastic bottles with ethanol from renewable sources (plant waste in Pepsi’s case and Brazilian sugar cane in Coke’s)

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China Plans Major Energy Efficiency Push

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Newsflash: China is building a lot of stuff. Fast

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The True Price of Gasoline (Video)

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If you’re a Treehugger, reader then you already know that we’re totally underpaying for our gasoline here in the U.S . Yeah, it’s painful when those gas prices rise, but the true cost of extracting, transporting, refining and burning oil is much more than $4 a gallon

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