Can we talk about our Coke addiction?

A friend (@chieflemonhead) tweeted a Gizmodo article about a new design concept for Coke cans. Basically, the idea is to produce Coke cans without paint, which should "(reduce) energy and effort to separate toxic color paint from aluminum in recycling process".

So why does the world need a paintless pop can? Because apparently there are some staggering consumption numbers we're dealing with here:
  • Coca-Cola cans sold per day worldwide: 67,873,309
  • Diet Coke and Coke Zero: 35,387,241
  • My Coke: 103,260,550
Annually? That's twenty-four billion cans of Coke products being consumed.

And at 39g of sugar per can, that's 966,176,553,615 grams of sugar being consumed per year in Coke products alone. 966 BILLION.

Sorry, I just threw up in my mouth a little.

(Incidentally, the nutritional information on the Coca-Cola site doesn't include amount of sugar. So these numbers are from various sources on the Interwebs.)

Now I have to admit that I might drink a couple of cokes a month (infused with the smooth flavour of dark rum) but these numbers just seem so high. For a single brand. Not a whole product line (say, pop in general).

Wow, is it any wonder there are so many health issues in the world?

Do these numbers bother you?

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