Clearly, the plastic-wrapped peppers on the bottom are superior to the naked ones above. They're also cheaper by about a quarter, encouraging people to go for the product that includes plastic wrap.
In actually good news, Pepsi is planning to switch to no-plastic bottles! According to their vice president, "The bottle is made from switch grass, pine bark, corn husks and other materials. Ultimately, Pepsi plans to also use orange peels, oat hulls, potato scraps and other leftovers from its food business." That sounds like something a hippie living in an eco-friendly cob hut would suggest, so it's cool to see a major corporation switch to non-petroleum based packaging on such a big scale.
Get the best of the Mercury each week in your inbox!