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The Life of a Plastic Water Bottle

By Peter S. Green - 2012-10-02T21:18:26Z

Photograph by Dan Brownsword

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In Brazil, about 56 percent of PET is recycled, mainly by people scavenging through dumps and selling their finds to middlemen, according to April Crow, Coca-Cola Corp.'s director of sustainable packaging. Coke is helping about 200 groups of scavengers turn subsistence into businesses, Crow said.

Pictured: Bottles trap moisture and make useful mini-greenhouses that help small plants grow.

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