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PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo said it significantly is reducing its carbon footprint through its development of a plant-based bottle.
The company said its "green" PET bottle, made of such bio-based raw materials as switch grass, pine bark and corn husks, is 100% recyclable.
The announcement followed the company's rollout of "quieter" compostable bags for its SunChips brand.
PepsiCo will pilot production of the new bottle in 2012.