Over the weekend, I noticed quite a few websites picking up stories about Coca-Cola Co. planning to start selling drinks in biodegradable plastic bags. But the stories turned out to be wrong. Just-drinks.com apparently had the scoop that exposed the hoax. The website posted a story today, "Coca-Cola Co exposes plastic bag as fake." The story quotes a Coke official who says the company was not the source of the video posted below. Apparently it's a hoax that's making the rounds of social media sites. If you take a look at the video, it should be obvious that this isn't the "real thing." It's clearly not the typical polished, professional advertisement that we expect from Coke. The opening sequence is repeated seemingly endlessly. The video of people walking around drinking Coke out of sandwich bags looks pretty silly. Even the voiceover sounds like it was done by a guy in his basement. "Recently, a video was circulated on different social networks, which suggests the existence of this presentation in the market," the Coke spokeswoman told just-drinks.com. "In this regard, it is necessary to clarify that The Coca-Cola Company is not the author of the video and is not responsible for its dissemination." Today I noticed some media scrambling to remove their previous reports on the Coke bag. One story that was removed had attributed the news to the company, saying: "The Coca-Cola Company has announced plans to roll-out biodegradable plastic zip-lock bags shaped like its iconic bottle to package Coke ..." But if you search around, you can find some local TV news reports on the phony Coke story, including this comical one from Orlando, Fla.'s WKMG. I've got one question for everyone who fell for the joke -- if you bought Coke in a flimsy bag, would you really drink the whole thing without ever putting it down?
It's a hoax, Coke isn't switching to degradable bags
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