Pepsi’s Thinner Bottles Save Plastic, Help Environment
A 20-percent reduction in plastic used to make Pepsi’s 500ml flavored non-carbonated beverage bottles has resulted in its lightest bottle yet.
The move will eliminate approximately 20 million pounds of waste a year from the environment and save the company money in the long-term.
In addition to a 20 percent reduction in the plastic resin, Pepsi has reduced the label size by 10 percent and the shrink wrap film by 5 percent.
The new bottle will be launched in one of the beverage industry’s fastest growing segments through established trademarks of Lipton Iced Tea, Tropicana juice drinks, Aquafina FlavorSplash and Aquafina Alive.
Pepsi recently said it would be publishing facts about recycling on 7.5 billion cans by the end of the year.
Stay Up-to-Date On Environmental Management, Energy & Sustainability News with EL's Free Daily Newsletter
Energy Manager News
- Bridgewater, MA, Gets $231,000 Efficiency Grant
- Biomass Group Studies Role in Clean Power Plan
- Rockleigh Borough Installing LEDs, Low Energy AC
- PHG to Build Big Gasification Plant for Sevier Solid Waste
- Energy Profile of Commercial Buildings Changing
- Smart Meter Market Surging
- Modular Data Centers Cut Construction Costs
- Failure to Build Energy Infrastructure Could Cost New England $5.4B