In what is clearly a new ploy to get kids to eat their vegetables, Pepsi announced yesterday that they have developed a new type of bottle made entirely from vegetable material.
Pepsi says that the new bottles look and feel exactly like the current PET plastic ones, but that they are completely free from petroleum based materials. The first test batch will be made using pine bark (yummy!), corn husks, and that mysterious switch grass, but their plan is to eventually use byproducts from some of their other brands like orange peels, oat hulls, and potato scraps.
Pepsi's arch rival Coca Cola currently uses a 30% vegetable bottle, but recently said that a 100% veg container was still "several years" away.
Pepsi says that they expect to start using the veg bottle following an initial test run next year.
I wonder if you can eat the bottle after you're done getting your sugar rush?