Wed., July 6, 2011 3:16pm (EDT)

Coca-Cola Unveils 'Living' Billboard
By Savannah Williamson
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Coca-Cola unveiled a “living” billboard this week in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of WWf : Lory Tan
Coca-Cola unveiled a “living” billboard this week in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of WWf : Lory Tan
Coca-Cola unveiled a “living” billboard this week in the Philippines.

It’s a collaboration between Coca-Cola and the World Wildlife Federation.

According to Forbes, it’s covered in thousands of Chinese tea plants. Each plant can take in 13 pounds of carbon dioxide every year.

"This billboard helps alleviate air pollution within its proximate areas as it can absorb a total of 46,800 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, on estimate," says botanist Anthony Gao.

The pots for the tea plants are made of recycled bottles. The plants are kept alive using organic fertilizers and a drip irrigation system.

According to The Huffington Post, the plants are expected to grow quickly and will eventually cover the entire surface of the billboard.