Usage of plastic has surely created a havoc on the earth and many countries and companies are making their efforts in terms of reducing the use of plastic. Beverage giant Pepsi is now ditching plastic bottles for some of its products in an attempt to reduce the plastic waste. The environmental plan that will soon be executed was announced by the giant on June 31, 2019.
The plan will be executed as soon as 2020 and will see Pepsi’s Aquafina water in aluminum cans at restaurants. The company is yet to work out details in terms of rolling out its products with aluminum cans in retail stores. Experts have warned that the plastic waste is piling up and by 2050 there will be more plastic than fishes in the ocean. Ramon Laguarta, the CEO of PepsiCo in a statement said, “Tackling plastic waste is one of my top priorities and I take this challenge personally. We are doing our part to address the issue head on by reducing, recycling and reinventing our packaging.”
Pepsi has also assured that its LIFEWTR brand will be packed in 100 percent recycled plastic while bubbly will no longer be packed in plastic. The company has predicted that it will be able to eliminate 8,000 metric tons of plastic waste and 11,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions by making such changes. Pepsi has also assured that by 2025 it will be making all of its packaging 100 percent recyclable and reduce its plastic packaging content to 25 percent.
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