I’m attracted to reusable glass bottles and growlers. What’s not to like? Glass is a wonderful packaging option because it’s inert (no chemical leaching) and infinitely reusable over its lifetime. It can be recycled in a closed loop if it … Continue reading →
March 19, 2013
by Peggy Comments Off on Coke, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Responsibility for your Packaging?
Coke was once an exemplary steward of resources and demonstrated respect for the environment and for the virtues of thrift and conservation. Witness these two glass Coke bottles, a 6.5 oz. and a 16 oz., that are real workhorses, specifically … Continue reading →
March 12, 2013
by Peggy Comments Off on Coke’s Motto: No Deposit, No Refill
Not so long ago I was picking up roadside trash, appalled at the number of bottles and cans I found along a short stretch of suburban asphalt. 255 bottle and cans to be exact. Among them, one stood out to … Continue reading →
December 4, 2012
by Peggy Comments Off on Refillable Bottles: An Idea Whose Time has Come, Again!
One of the most disconcerting developments in the news lately has been Coca-Cola’s determined transition away from its iconic refillable glass bottle and to its new-fashioned plastic “PlantBottle.” On September 27th, Coke announced a major investment in the manufacture … Continue reading →