Pepsi-Cola is still using caramel coloring containing a chemical linked to cancer in rodents, a report released on Wednesday showed, more than a year after the beverage maker promised to phase it o

PepsiCo Inc will soon sell its 7UP soft drink in Canada in bottles made from 100 percent recycled plastic, a move that paves the way for a wider roll-out to other drinks and other regions.

PepsiCo Beverages Canada said on Wednesday it will introduce the 7UP EcoGreen bottle in early August.

Environmental activists are taking to the Internet in a new bid to help save the world's rainforests with the help of major corporations including Starbucks Corp and Dell Inc.

Campaigners plan to announce on Monday the formation of "Team Earth," a social network that includes businesses, nongovernmental organizations, students and politicians with the hope of battling tropical deforestation.

With California in its third year of drought, concern over access to clean water is no longer limited to the developing world.

Here are some facts about global water scarcity, according to the World Health Organization.

With members like Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Brown-Forman, Beam Global Spirits and Wine, Carlsberg and Molson Coors Brewing, this group works to define a common framework for assessing water use, improve industry practices and performance and inform public policy in areas such as water conservation.

The Italian restaurant backed by celebrities Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich is one of several shunning bottled water, along with the city of San Francisco and New York state.

"The argument for local water is compelling and obvious," said Bastianich, who is phasing out bottled water across his restaurant empire, which stretches to Los Angeles.

Coca-Cola Co said on Thursday it has developed a new plastic bottle that is partly made from sugar cane and molasses, raising the bar in the battle for the most environmentally friendly packaging.

Coke will test the new bottle in North America with Dasani bottled water and certain carbonated brands later this year. The test will expand to the vitaminwater brand in 2010.

PepsiCo Inc is testing greener vending machines, a move that helps the soft drink maker reduce its environmental footprint and gives businesses a little relief on their electric bills.