Frida Jeppsson

IS IT GREEN?: The Biodegradable Soft Drink Can

by , 06/16/11

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The Tin Cans have double-layered walls, making them resistant to high heat and able to keep cold beverages chilled for long periods of time. They have a well-sealed lid which lets one open and close the container as many times as one wishes. The top comes off to refill the can.

For those of you that are eager to try Haoshi’s cans out, they are for sale online here. There are competing versions out there as well: One Less Product make one and another is called Eco Can.

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  1. lazyreader June 16, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    That’s 3.15 trillion cans a year. Didn’t Inhabitat already do a report biodegradable products. When introduced into landfills they produce gases like methane (beneficial sort of; seeing as we can harness it to produce electricity) that may seep out. Besides unless people are putting this in compost bins or something, biodegradability would encourage people to litter because the reaction requires open air. With the exception of metals and machinery parts, recycling is garbage. It doesn’t save resources, or energy and it doesn’t save trees. It does not generate revenue even in big cities ( New York loses nearly 15 million dollars). If it did than a private provider would pay you to take your garbage off your hands, the municipality does that and pays more than a it is worth on a per ton basis. Sooner or later private industry will find use for landfills by digging and harvesting whatever is in there in the future.

  2. cybergabi June 16, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    The greenest soda is the one which comes from your tap: Get a SodaStream carbonizer which adds bubbles to your tap water, fill the stuff in a sealable bottle (e.g. a Sigg bottle) and if you must, add whatever syrup you are addicted to (just bubbled water is fine too). It’s cheap, it’s sustainable, the CO2 cartridges have a deposit to make sure they’re returned and can get refilled, and you can forget about all the trash which is produced by buying soft drinks in plastic bottles or aluminum cans.

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