Working with Greenpeace Solutions, Pepsi is testing greener vending machines. Thirty new machines will be tested in Washington DC area with the goal of having them rolled out all over the world in the next few years. Currently, Pepsi’s vending machines are equivalent to burning 5 100-watt bulbs and the new machines reduce that to two! It is important to note that Pepsi’s current machines are already less than industry standards. The new machines also emit about 12 percent less greenhouse gas, in part by keeping the drinks cool with carbon dioxide instead of the usual hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
INTERESTING FACT: Pepsi has between 4 and 5 million vending machines around the world!
As with most green invention the new machines are more expensive than current equipment but obviously will have lower energy bills in use.
Lets hope Pepsi keeps up their innovation and make more green items!!! If only they could find a way to get rid of plastic bottles.