PepsiCo announces a new target to reduce 35% of virgin plastic content in its drinks range by 2025


PURCHASE, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) today announced a new target to reduce 35% of virgin plastic content across its beverage portfolio by 2025, which equates to the elimination of 2.5 million metric tons of cumulative virgin plastic.  Progress will be driven by the company's increased use of recycled content and alternative packaging materials for its beverage brands, including LIFEWTR®, bubly™ and Aquafina®, which recently announced sustainable packaging efforts.

The targets announced today are based off a 2018 baseline. In 2018, PepsiCo's total virgin plastic volume use was 2.2 million metric tons. For more information on PepsiCo's packaging goals and progress, visit: https://www.pepsico.com/sustainability/packaging

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