Can the PlantBottle Revolutionize Plastic Packaging?

Each and every day of the year, people consume 1.5 billion Coca-Cola products.  And they hope to double that number over the next decade.

This leaves Coke, like other beverage companies, with a significant problem. These hundreds of billions of bottles, made of petroleum-based plastics, constitutes the major part of the company’s carbon footprint.

Behold the PlantBottle. Made of up to 22.5% bioethanol derived from sugarcane and 25% recycled plastic, Coke says that the PlantBottle has the potential to revolutionize not just their company, but the whole beverage packaging industry. It uses far less carbon to produce and is both more recyclable and more biodegradable than standard polyethylene terepthalate (PET) plastic bottles.

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And A Chicken Shall Lead Them: Teaching Kids About Recycling Through Song

It’s never too early to teach the young’uns about recycling — and what better way to get the message across than with a catchy tune?

Last year, the City of Allen, Texas, in cooperation with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, teamed up with Emmy-award winning children’s entertainer David Chicken to create “Recycle Bin,” a thoroughly infectious music video that has since gone on to win multiple nominations and awards for Allen City Television and David Chicken.

Three predictions: you won’t be able to hold back a smile, you will want one of those chicken hats and you’ll hear the song in your head the next time you carry your recycle bin to the curb.


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