Is it Pepsi v. Coke all over again?
Today, PepsiCo Inc. unveiled a PET bottle made entirely from plants. The bottle looks and feels just like a regular petroleum-based plastic bottle, but relies on raw materials such as switch grass, corn husks and pine bark.
Going forward, PepsiCo also plans to incorporate byproducts from its processed food business such as potato peels, orange peels and oat hulls into the green bottle. PepsiCo brands include Quaker, Tropicana and Frito-Lay.
Test bottles are expected to hit stores in 2012.