Remember how the ban on Four Loko effectively outlawed the booze-filled caffeinated energy drink? Now, some wholesalers are unloading unsold warehouses of the stuff to a company in Virginia. The company will turn it into ethanol and add it to gasoline.
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Some choice words from the geniuses behind this after the jump!
According to the Associated Press, wholesalers across the East Coast have started trucking their cases of Four Loko to MXI Environmental Services, one of just three facilities in the United States that recycles ethanol. Brian Potter, the company's president, is obviously excited.
"We're equipped to process four truckloads a day, and we're at full capacity," he said. "There are about 30 different products involved, and we've only seen a couple of them at this point. It could go on for several months."
The article points out that just one truckload of Four Loko amounts to 2,000 cases of the drink. Figure each case carries six cans, and that's about 48,000 Four Lokos recycled daily. Isn't that so much better than the booze getting recycled in the digestive and urinary tracts of co-eds?