PepsiCo Unveils World’s First Plastic Bottle Made Entirely From Plant-based Materials

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PepsiCo’s 100% plant-based bottle.

Remember the Cola Wars? Get ready for the Bottle Wars. PepsiCo Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a bottle made entirely of plant material, which it says bests the technology of competitor Coca-Cola and reduces its potential carbon footprint.

 

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Carrying a Water Bottle Around Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars

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It’s often the little things that add up. Personal finance blog Get Rich Slowly points out that carrying a water bottle around with you can add a few hundred bucks to your pocketbook each year.

Get Rick Slowly is quick to point out that if you, on average, spend only five dollars on water and soda a week, you would save over $250 a year just carrying around a water bottle. Get Rich Slowly reader Austin sums it up quite well…

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Ready Bottle – For Perfectly Prepared Baby Formula

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Featured invention at the Colorado Inventor Showcase 2009

Mixing baby formula can be a messy task as you open the bottle, try to measure the powder and get everything mixed without spilling. No fear… Ready Bottle solves these problems.  The specially designed bottle has a compartment for the dry formula and another compartment for the warm water. Just a simple twist and shake and you’ve got a perfectly prepared bottle.

 

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Amazing Glass Milk Bottle Art

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Glorified Glasses

Residents of Stourbridge, West Midlands, and surrounding villages were having a pleasant surprise when they took in their milk bottles; they would find pictures of animals, often cows or mice, carefully carved onto the glass in astonishing detail.
An artist, known as ‘bottle Banksy’, would take the used milk bottles from doorsteps and then return them after having etched elaborate pictures…

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How Much Energy Is Required To Make Bottled Water?

How Much Energy Is Required To Make Bottled Water?

 The energy required to produce bottled water is up to 2,000 times more than the energy required to produce tap water.

Most people who buy bottled water have access to clean drinking water virtually for free (in the US, tap water costs less than a penny per gallon, on average). Nevertheless, the consumption of bottled water continues to grow, far surpassing the US sales of milk and beer, and second only to soft drinks.

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The Grand Moff’s Darth Wine Chiller of Doom

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Chill it. Chill it Real Good!

Kalorik has a new wine cooler out. It is their first to meet ANSI specifications for use aboard the Death Star. From the pitch:

It comes with 2 wireless temperature probes that you insert into uncorked bottles, sealing the spout of the bottle while sending accurate temperature readings of the liquid itself (not the bottle) to the LCDs on the outside of the chiller. Also, you can have the bottle out of the chamber (on the dinner table, let’s say) and the probe transmits the temperature to the base unit wirelessly. The chiller will alert you when the wine has become to warm and it’s time to put it back in the chamber. The unit also has a “quick freeze” option to chill Champaign as quickly as in the freezer. It allows you to simultaneously chill a bottle of red, white, rosé or champagne.

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Table of Condiment Life Expectancy

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This invaluable scientific tool brought to by F.N.O.R.D.

If you’re anything like me, you can open your fridge and immediately find several condiments you haven’t used in months… maybe even years. I know we have a bottle of soy sauce lurking in ours that’s probably from, oh, 2007. According to the Table of Condiments That Periodically Go Bad, that Kikkoman needs to be tossed immediately. Cheez Wiz, however, has an indefinite shelf life. Scary. Continue reading… “Table of Condiment Life Expectancy”

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Lazarus Wine – Braille Bottles

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 You not only have to judge a wine by how it smells and tastes, but also how it feels

Product labels are an essential part of the whole marketing exercise. Not only do they communicate vital information about the stored item but also help in branding efforts for a company. However, these labels are lost on the blind for obvious reasons.

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