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Coke Bottles Go Plant-Based

Coca-Cola goes plant-based in South Africa with 100 percent recyclable bottles made from sugarcane.

If you happen to buy a Coke in Johannesburg in the near future, take a closer look at the bottle. In 2007, Coca-Cola pledged to increase its environmental efforts by focusing on “water stewardship, sustainable packaging, energy management, and climate protection,” and South Africa is seeing results. The company recently announced that it will be switching to plant-based bottles derived from sugarcane for its products in the African nation as well as “going green” with its new plant in Heidelberg. South Africa is the 10th global market for PlantBottle, which is considered a more sustainable alternative to traditional petroleum-based plastics. It is predicted that global demand for biodegradable or plant-based plastic will quadruple by 2013.

Costco Debuts $5 Vegan Breakfast Bowls Nationwide

The food court at the big-box retailer is about to get a lot more refreshing thanks to a plant-based berry-and-granola loaded açaí bowl, available by the end of this month at locations nationwide.
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Montreal Bans Cruel Horse-Drawn Carriages

Beginning on New Year's Eve 2019, horses will no longer be forced to pull passengers across the cobblestone streets of the Canadian city.
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New Locator Finds Vegan Food at Ballparks

New guide Veggie Happy helps sports fans locate vegan options at stadiums nationwide.
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New Vegan Butcher Shop Opens in Texas

San Antonio's Hip Peaz Vegan Eats offers a rotating menu of vegan meat sandwiches, burritos, and gumbo.
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Vegan Shoe Brand No One's Skin Debuts in London

The new footwear brand aims to eliminate the pollution caused by the animal-based leather industry with comparable, vegan alternatives.
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