May 8, 2008

Juiced on plastics

Plastic is the beverage industry's best friend.

Despite the ongoing hoopla on bisphenol-A and plastic bottle pollution, the beverage industry would rather have the cheaper and more energy-efficient plastic than using glass bottles. Manufacturers are instead assuring consumers that their plastics are recyclable, BPA-free, and soon, some will even be biodegradable.

Healthy beverage company Fuze resorted to using PET plastics instead of its usual glass bottles.

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