The Consumerist blog has an interesting photo, and an active comment section, with a post today about the PLA bottle used by Primo Water Corp. Titled "The incredible shrinking water bottle," the blog has a photo of two Primo bottles, one that apparently shrunk to half its regular size after being left in a car in the hot Houston sun. The post concludes: "Degradable bottles seem like a good idea, we just don't want them degrading inside of our cars." I'm not too alarmed about half-empty PLA bottles shrinking in my car. But I'm still not convinced that water bottles are the best target market for PLA. It would be a much better idea to get people to recycle their PET bottles instead. A 10 cent deposit on water bottles would work wonders.
Consumerist on degradable water bottles
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