Beverage company PepsiCo is planning to completely remove plastic bottles from its Bubly drinking water, and contain Aquafina brand's filtered water in aluminum cans at food service stores, even expanding them to retail market.
Recently, PepsiCo also announced that they will sell LIFEWTR brand of drinking water in plastic bottles of 100% from recycled plastic to reduce the amount of plastic waste globally.
These changes will take effect next year and help eliminate more than 8,000 tons of plastic waste. Besides, the use of recycled plastic bottles will also help reduce 11,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
The company said the company's latest efforts are part of the goal of using 100% biodegradable or recycled biodegradable packaging in 2025. PepsiCo also aims to use 25%. Recycled plastic in all plastic packaging of the company.
Naked Juice, another PepsiCo brand, has been using bottles made from 100% recycled plastic since 2009.
The upcoming Aquafina will be sold in the form of aluminum cans to avoid harm to the environment
According to Stacy Taffet, PepsiCo vice president of beverage brands, said: "We are delighted to successfully improve the packaging and bottles across the company's beverage portfolio and this will certainly create positive impacts. PepsiCo created the brand LIFEWTR with the item. "The goal is to become an inspirational brand and we have expanded that inspiration by using completely clean recycled plastic bottles. At the same time, the brand of Bubly continues to take bold steps."
According to Earth Day Network, announced in 2016, about 335 million tons of plastics are produced worldwide. Especially every minute in the world, about 1 million plastic products are consumed. But it is worth mentioning that only about 23% of plastic bottles are recycled in the US, the rest are often buried or burned, causing serious environmental pollution.
Refer to NyDailynews