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Pepsi unveils new plant-based bottle

New bottle costs the same as old bottle but is made from materials like pine bark and corn husk.

Image: AP Photo/Seth Perlman via PA Images

PEPSICO, THE company behind the Pepsi soft drinks, has unveiled its new bottle – and it’s entirely plant-based.

The new plastic bottle is made from switch grass, pine bark, corn husk and other materials, which in the future may include oat hulls, potato scraps, orange peels and other leftovers, the Huffington Post reports.

The company says there is no difference between this bottle and previous bottles, based on look, feel and protection of the product.

Pepsi’s business competitor Coca-Cola produces a bottle that contains 30% plant-based materials.

This new plastic costs the same as traditional plastic but has a better environmental impact.

PepsiCo uses a compostable bag for its SunChips line and also cut the amount of plastic in its Aqua-Fina bottle.

The new product will be tested in 2012 in a few hundred thousand bottles, the company said.

Read more at the Huffington Post>

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