Just stumbled upon this on Google! Coca-Cola Co., the worldâ€™s largest drink maker, is jumping on the eco-bandwagon with the "plantbottle", a plastic bottle alternative made partly from plants. The new plant-based bottle developed by Coke is composed of 70% petroleum-based and 30% sugar-cane-based materials. The cane is crushed and mashed to produce juice, which is then fermented and distilled, producing ethanol. That ethanol is then converted through a series of chemical processes such as oxidation to a mono-ethylene glycolâ€”a component normally derived from petroleum for use in plastic bottles. The MEG is then mixed with terephthalic acid to create PET plastic. Interesting. What does everyone think?