Counting Down the Top 10 articles of 2020 - #7: PepsiCo Accelerates Plastic Waste Reduction Efforts

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Roberta Barbieri, Vice President Global Sustainability, PepsiCo
Roberta Barbieri, Vice President Global Sustainability, PepsiCo

Anne Marie Mohan reported in January 2020 on the strategies the company is using to reach its ambitious new sustainable packaging goals, at least according to Roberta Barbieri, Vice President Global Sustainability, PepsiCo. 

In late 2019, PepsiCo set a new target for 2025 to reduce the use of virgin plastics for its beverage brands by 35% through the increased adoption of recycled content and alternative packaging. Here, Roberta Barbieri, Vice President Global Sustainability, PepsiCo, elaborates on the strategies the company is using to reach its ambitious sustainable packaging goals.

Packaging World:

Why did PepsiCo feel the need to up the ante with its announcement of a goal of reducing the use of virgin plastics across its beverage portfolio by 35% by 2025?

Roberta Barbieri: We share concern over the growing threat that plastic packaging waste poses, and we recognize the significant role we can, and must, play in working to change the way society makes, uses, and disposes of plastics. Last fall we announced a new...

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