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PepsiCo Develops World’s First 100% Plant-Based, Sustainable PET Bottle

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PepsiCo Develops World’s First 100% Plant-Based, Sustainable PET Bottle

PepsiCo Develops World’s First 100% Plant-Based, Sustainable PET Bottle
March 18
13:23 2011

PepsiCo has developed the world’s first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant-based, fully renewable resources, enabling the company to manufacture a beverage container with a significantly reduced carbon footprint. According to PepsiCo, its ‘green’ bottle is 100% recyclable and far surpasses existing industry technologies.

The bottle is made from bio-based raw materials, including switch grass, pine bark and corn husks. In the future, the company expects to broaden the renewable sources used to create the ‘green’ bottle to include orange peels, potato peels, oat hulls and other agricultural by-products from its foods business. This process further reinforces PepsiCo’s ‘Power of One’ advantage by driving a strategic beverage innovation via a food-based solution.

“This breakthrough innovation is a transformational development for PepsiCo and the beverage industry, and a direct result of our commitment to research and development,” says Indra Nooyi, chairman and chief executive of PepsiCo. “PepsiCo is in a unique position, as one of the world’s largest food and beverage businesses, to ultimately source agricultural by-products from our foods business to manufacture a more environmentally-preferable bottle for our beverages business – a sustainable business model that we believe brings to life the essence of Performance with Purpose.”

PepsiCo will pilot production of the new bottle in 2012. Upon successful completion of the pilot, the company intends to move directly to full-scale commercialisation.

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