Comments On - From Seed to Soda Bottle

A difficult dilemma this is
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 4/21/2012 8:01:06 AM
The use of the corn bothers me, as well as the idea that the bottles can only be composted in a special facitlity. It's really not that green....

Corn is probably the most GMO'd food in the world. I love eating eat, but everytime I take a bite, I think about where the heck it may have come from. That's why I want to start growing my own.
Chuck, Reno, NV
Posted: 1/8/2012 3:42:36 AM
I think it's great to use corn for packaging. I think corn is an amazing plant that can help in so many ways and not just to feed us.

I do think that glass bottles are a great idea too. They last a long time and when they break you can recycle them.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 5/16/2011 11:51:15 PM
In my humble opinion corn should be used for food and not plastic. With the advent of using corn for engine fuel and now plastics it will only drive the price of food up. When corn jumps from $2.50 a bushel to over $7.00 a bushel, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that it will ripple through the food chain. It seemed to me that many years ago the solution was at hand. We bought our milk and soda pop in glass bottles that didn't need composting. We just took them back to the store and they reused them. What a novel idea don't you think? I'm just saying I think there are better solution than using food for packaging.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 5/13/2011 6:20:18 AM
It's always a good thing when folks do the right thing. Anytime you can redirect something away from the landfill, you're doing the right thing.

I don't think we'll ever get away from plastics until someone invents a completely biodegradable organic material that works like plastics do, but in the meantime, this will do nicely.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 5/11/2011 10:35:18 AM
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