QUICK LINKS: Vending Videos  |  Micromarkets  |

VT Classifieds

|

Buy a Classified Ad

|

Editorial Calendars

|

Circulation Data

|

Downloads

|

Bookstore

|

Operators Date Book

Search:      

Bookmark this site




Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 4, April 2011, Posted On: 3/20/2011


PepsiCo Takes Wraps Off 100% Plant-Based Bottle


Emily Jed
Emily@vendingtimes.net
PepsiCo, Pepsi, 100% recyclable PET bottle, plant bottle, switch grass, pine bark, corn husks, vending machine products, soda machine, beverage container, greener beverage container

Pepsico PET Bottle

PURCHASE, NY -- PepsiCo Inc. announced that it has created a 100% recyclable PET bottle made entirely of plant material.

The bottle is made from switch grass, pine bark and corn husks. The company expects to broaden the renewable sources used to create the "green" bottle to include orange peels, potato peels, oat hulls and other byproducts from its foods business.

Officials said the new bottle looks, feels and protects the beverages inside the same as its existing PET beverage containers. PepsiCo will pilot production of the new bottle in 2012.

Rival Coca-Cola Co. currently makes a bottle composed of 30% plant-based materials.


Topic: Vending Features

Articles:
  • Pharmabox Rolls Out Automated Drugstore, Filling Void In Underserved Communities
  • British Authorities Hand Down Unusual Sentence To Vending Machine Thief
  • Selecta Streamlines Vending Field Service In Netherlands With New Mobile Platform
  • Coca-Cola Delivers Strong Growth In Q1; Hong Kong Firm Is Arizona's New Coke Distributor
  • Hemp-Based Energy Drink Maker Leverages AVT Vending Machines

Copyright © 2015 Vending Times Inc. All rights reserved. 
P: (516) 442-1850 | F: (516) 442-1849 | subscriptions@vendingtimes.net
55 Maple Ave. - Ste. 304, Rockville Centre, NY 11570