Pepsi Is Following in Coca-Cola's Footsteps
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo's rivalry is age-old. No matter whose side you support in the Cola Wars, the current race benefits us all and the earth we call home.
Both beverage businesses have prioritised sustainability in recent years, with a focus on reducing plastic waste. Coca-Cola leads in this area, especially after a July statement.
PepsiCo has its own green aspirations, and one of its latest investments attempts to help.
Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV), the biggest privately-owned Pepsi maker and distributor, proposes a $35 million expansion in Winston-Salem, N.C.
The new bottling plant will enhance production of major brands like Lipton Tea and Aquafina and produce 100% recyclable bottles.
PepsiCo has tested 100% recycled PET beverage bottles in numerous European countries, and this U.S. factory update will drive the corporation toward its worldwide target.
Pepsi has vowed that 100% of its packaging would be recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable by 2025.
These efforts are part of PepsiCo Positive, or pep+, "the company's strategic, end-to-end change that puts sustainability and human capital at the core of growth and value.
Coca-latest Cola's environmental efforts include switching from green to transparent bottles for Sprite, Fresca, and Mello Yello.
The business introduced smaller versions of its trademark brands in 100% recycled PET plastic last year and is doing the same with Dasani water bottles.
Coca-Cola supports Pepsi's aim of 100% recyclable packaging by 2025. It's also committed to employing at least 50% recyclable materials by 2030.
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