PepsiCo joins Danone, Nestlé Waters and Origin Materials to the NaturALL Bottle Alliance

WORLD – PepsiCo Inc. has joined the Alliance to advance the shared goal of creating beverage containers with a significantly reduced carbon footprint, joining Danone, Nestle Waters and Origin Materials. The NaturALL Bottle Alliance is a research consortium formed in 2017 by Danone, Nestlé Waters and bio-based materials development company Origin Materials to accelerate the…

UK water and soft drinks manufacturers to eliminate packaging wastes by 2030

UK - Several leading bottled water and soft drinks manufacturers have lodged a report to the UK House of Commons, which outlines their ambition to eliminate packaging waste in the bottled water and soft drinks value chain by 2030. The roadmap was developed with input from companies such as Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Danone Waters (UK…

PepsiCo announces ambitions to achieve 50% recycled plastics by 2030

EU - PepsiCo has announced ambitions to achieve 50% recycled plastic (rPET) in its bottles by 2030 across the European Union (EU), with an interim target of 45% by 2025. According to the company, the move will see the multinational food, snack and beverage giant more than triple the amount of recycled plastic it uses, equating…

Government to tackle waste by producing biodegradable plastic bags with cassava

GHANA - The Federal Government of Ghana is planning to tackle the country’s sanitation challenges by exploring ways to produce biodegradable plastic bags using cassava, GNA reports. Speaking to a panel discussion at Ghana Economic Forum held in Accra, the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia said they already had an entrepreneur in mind who has…

France to introduce penalty system for packaging made of non-recycled plastics

FRANCE - France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic. The project is part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, an environment ministry official told Euractiv. Brune Poirson, secretary of state for ecological transition, said…

Plastic recycler Extrupet to inject US$15m into economy to meet recycling goals

SOUTH AFRICA - Africa’s largest PET bottle recycler Extrupet has announced plans to inject US$14.99 million into South Africa’s economy to help meet recycling and job creation goals for the next five years. Plans by Extrupet, which recycles about 2.5m plastic bottles per day, would help the country achieve its post-consumer recycling targets set for…

Industry pushback and violations derailing single-use plastic ban in India

INDIA- India has moved a stride further in promoting either a partial or complete ban on single-use plastics but the movement is derailed by lack of a proper enforcement strategy, violations of the law governing the ban and criticism from beverage firms, plastic industry organisations and other lobbyists. Some of the industry players have called…

Recycling Partnership and PepsiCo Foundation to boost US residential recycling

USA – The PepsiCo Foundation and national non-profit The Recycling Partnership, have announced the launch of "All In On Recycling" -- the largest ever industry-wide residential recycling challenge to make recycling easier for 25 million families across the U.S. According to PepsiCo, the industry challenge aims to help capture 1.9 million tons of quality recyclable materials over next…

Plastic packaging company Færch Plast to acquire Dutch 4PET Group

EUROPE - Færch Plast, a European leader in innovative and optimized plastic packaging solutions, is closing the loop on plastic food trays with the acquisition of Dutch 4PET Group, a leading sheet manufacturer with unique recycling capabilities. According to Færch Plast, the acquisition will make the company one of the world’s first integrated plastic packaging suppliers…

PepsiCo India commits to collecting and recycling plastic in Maharashtra state

INDIA - PepsiCo India has announced plans to extend producer responsibility of the government by collecting and recycling PET plastic waste generated in the Maharashtra state. The company said this in line with its commitment to the government's vision and focus on addressing the issue of plastic waste in a sustainable manner. PepsiCo has also…