Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cracked down on the sale of Four Loko, what's there to do with all the excess product? According to an Associated Press report, MXI Environmental Services, a waste-management company in Virginia, has been buying truckloads of the caffeinated malt beverage, and will recycle it to get pure ethanol
. That's right, the alcoholic energy drink that used to fuel your Saturday night can now fuel your car. About 200 trucks, each carrying 2,000 cases of the 23.5-ounce drink, will soon arrive at the MXI plant. Vice president of operations Brian Potter told the AP that, each day, MXI can process about four truckloads of Four Loko, which are bought from wholesalers that are eager to unload the banned product. MXI distills the alcohol from the drink, and sells it to fuel companies who blend it with gasoline. The company then recycles the aluminum cans, which will end up as new beer cans in about a month. MXI also recycles the drink's water, cardboard packaging and shipping pallets.
Unfortunately, Four Loko fans, there's no way to recycle the drink into a product that can repair the damage done to your body (or dignity) by such a vile and potent beverage.