MAKE LIKE A TREE
Held at The Grove on Earth Day, the event celebrated the national rollout of Dasani’s new eco-packaging, which despite being part plant, is as recyclable as its 100 percent PET counterpart. Seven concept outfits were presented, each one hand-crafted on site by Yotam Solomon, who was named L.A.’s top young designer by Styelist this month. “It’s all about inspiration and it’s a pleasure to create designs made out of greenery for today’s Earth Day celebration,” Solomon says.
Because Dasani’s new packaging consists of up to 30 percent plants, each leafy look likewise covered less than a third of the models’ bodies.
Because Dasani’s new packaging consists of up to 30 percent plants, each leafy look likewise covered less than a third of the models’ bodies. Since the PlantBottle debuted in 2009, Coca-Cola estimates it has eliminated the equivalent of 30,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, or 3 million gallons of gasoline used to produce traditional PET bottles.
Although Ecouterre has never been a fan of bottled water—our fellow environmentalists are already calling foul—we’re not so blinkered as to ignore a packaging breakthrough’s promise. But that’s a post for a different blog.