Pepsi develops 100% bio-based PET bottle, rumored to be sourced from butanol

Last week, food and beverage giant PepsiCo announced a 100% bio-based PET bottle. The company said that the bio-PET is identical to petroleum-derived PET, and pilot production is set to begin in 2012. The bottles are made from switch grass, pine bark, and corn husks, and in the future the company ex...

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