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Youth and Education news
Volume 3   September 2011


Coca-Cola Plant Billboard Absorbs Air Pollution 
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Philippines: Together with the World Wildlife Federation, Coca-Cola unveiled a billboard that's actually good for the city.

The 60 x 60 foot living billboard in Manila is made of thousands of Fukien tea plants surrounding a silver Coke bottle. The project with the CO2-eating plants was created in conjunction with Coca-Cola's Live Positively sustainability program.

Pots made from recycled bottles contain the 3,600 trees, which live off a mixture of organic fertilizers. While currently in the first stages of growth, the plants are expected to grow quickly and take over the billboard surface. They will absorb 46,800 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Previously, the company had billboards in France powered entirely by oranges for it's Energie Naturelle campaign.

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