We recognise the importance of reducing the environmental impact of plastic packaging and becoming a key player in the circular economy. It is our intent that all our packaging is 100% recyclable and has prominent messages encouraging consumers to recycle.
Collaboration is key to achieving this, which is why we have partnered with Just Peel, a print and marketing agency specialising in the drinks trade, to provide 18 million packaging pieces of Pepsi cups, straws and lids for British and Irish customers on PepsiCo’s behalf.
Previously, these items had a PET plastic or polyethylene coating which made them difficult to recycle. Moving to Just Peel, these items are now 100% plastic free and 100% recyclable and compostable. The paper is 100% Forest Stewardship certified and manufactured in the UK. Working with a UK-based small and medium-sized enterprise also means road miles and therefore our Scope 3 carbon emissions are reduced.
This collaboration has allowed us to reduce our own carbon footprint, as well as provide our customers and consumers with sustainable on-the-go packaging that can be recycled and reused.