Carbonated beverage maker, SodaStream, is integrating their carbonated-generating technology into Samsung’s new line of refrigerators. The fridge will be equipped with the carbonated elixir on-tap with a SodaStream sparkling water dispenser built right into the door dispenser.
Nothing is sacrificed, as the carbonated beverage uses the same on-door device which dispenses water and ice. In fact, along with those mainstays, thirsty fridge owners can choose from three different levels of carbonation. The carbonated water makes use of the same exchangeable type of 60 liter bottles of CO2 used in traditional SodaStream machines.
The intent of the SodaStream refrigerator integration is to hopefully help cut down on senseless pollution from plastic soda bottles. According to the National Resource Defence Council, plastic accounts for 60-80% of marine litter. With the ability to pour yourself a drink from an embedded fizz fountain, comes the demise of the plastic bottle–at least that’s the hope.
I commend SodaStream they took one hard on the chin over their banned Superbowl commercial. Carbonating your own beverage so you can then add your favorite flavors is definitely a fine bit of controversy Coke and Pepsi want to keep quiet. Feeling their drinks threaten the brands of their giant ad buddies CBS refused to air the SodaStream commercial. But they’re back with wholesome intentions, albeit housed in approx $4000 of high-tech fridge.
That’ s the banned commercial up above. Cool stuff! I don’t drink much traditional soda but the family loves sparking water. There may be a SodaStream in our future.