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Old 01-26-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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The world's biggest seller of beverages has begun using a new bottle partially made from a plant-based material that, unlike petroleum-based plastic, is biodegradable. The new bottles for Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light, and Coke Zero still contain only 30 percent sugar cane-based material, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Coke Replaces Plastic With Plants in New Bottles - Sphere News
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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And i thought you were going to say they were going to stop using HFCS for glass bottled coke.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:44 PM
 
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The cultivation of sugar cane is not exactly environmentally friendly, especially not in the Florida Everglades. So, how is this "green"?
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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THe move from HFCS to other forms of sugar or artificial sweeteners is ridiculous. Consume less sweeteners in general. Its quite easy. Just like salt, your taste buds re-adapt. Before you know it, orange juice will taste ridiculously sweet to you.
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:04 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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The cultivation of sugar cane is not exactly environmentally friendly, especially not in the Florida Everglades. So, how is this "green"?
Because it's a little better than petroleum products that don't break down...not that it's ideal.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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Still not enough to make me even consider drinking the stuff.
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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Because it's a little better than petroleum products that don't break down...not that it's ideal.
A better idea would have been to eliminate plastic bottles and use only recyclable cans or glass bottles with refundable deposits. We did it in the decades before plastic bottles and we could do it again. It would be a good challenge for all beverage manufacturers.
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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If only we could get them to put the sugarcane back into the soda and use corn plastic for the bottle.
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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The cultivation of sugar cane is not exactly environmentally friendly, especially not in the Florida Everglades. So, how is this "green"?

It's not ! Nor is the bio fuel that takes up millions of acreas, plus destroys some poor nations who are forced to use it .

It pollutes the soil and waer . Also batteries are becoming harder to make because china is the only place on earth that has the clay made for them [ from what I read ] and it is almost gone .

It takes a lot of water to grow plants and it depletes our aquafers . Most bio crops are dangerous to other crops grown for food .

World leaders should try to educate the poor nations about birth control .
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Posting on an internet forum using electricity is not green.
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