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Currently, most PET plastics are made using fossil fuels, such as petroleum. However, the use of plant material instead of fossil fuels by companies around the world, such as PepsiCo Inc, will reduce their environmental impact.
Although, the bottle is not biodegradable or compostable, it is recyclable. This is common to both Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo Inc. Coca-Cola bottles are currently produced on 30 percent plant-based materials.
The Associated Press have reported that Pepsi will begin to test their new bottle in 2012 with the production of a few hundred bottles. The conversion of all their PET product packaging to the plant based material will take place once the company is certain that they are able to support the new production methods on a large scale.