Danone brand Evian is piloting water bottles made from 100% recycled PET (rPET) at the Wimbledon tennis tournament. Last year the brand used 25% in bottles for the famed event.
PepsiCo plans to package its bottled water brand Lifewatr in 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) starting this year, the company says. The move should help the beverage giant advance its goal of using 25% recycled plastic content in all plastic packaging by 2025. Besides the shift to 100% rPET packaging, ... Read more »
Nestle Waters North America hopes to nearly quadruple its use of food-grade recycled plastic (rPET) by 2021, to achieve 25% recycled plastic across its US domestic portfolio. The company expects to continue expanding its use of recycled materials to reach 50% recycled plastic by 2025. Nestle Waters says it is ... Read more »
PepsiCo’s 2017 sustainability report published today shows that the American multinational corporation reduced the overall amount of waste sent to landfill over the previous year, and also made progress toward their 2025 packaging design goal. Here is an in-depth look at those initiatives.
In North America water bottles account for more than 2 million tons of waste each year. The value chain can improve this through recycling allowing rPet to be recycled back into another PET container.
Nestlé has committed to achieve zero waste to landfill status in all US factories by 2020 and pledged to expand its use of recycled content to by the end of 2016. Both waste management commitments coincide with the release of Nestlé’s second corporate sustainability report, published this week. Nestlé’s Creating ... Read more »
Advances in recycling technology have made it easier to recycle previously difficult to treat plastics so they can be used to produce recycled products or fuel waste-to-energy facilities. With the right legislation and equipment in place, automated sorting technology has made it possible to achieve purity levels as high as ... Read more »
A bottle recycling facility that closed two years ago is now up and running at capacity, 24-7, and has increased its output by over 60 percent since March 2013. PQ Recycling (PQR), a branch of North Carolina-based PolyQuest, North America’s largest distributor of PET resins and manufacturer of recycled PET ... Read more »
One of Nestlé’s bottled water brands, resource Natural Spring Water, has launched new bottles made with 100 percent recycled plastic (rPET), excluding the cap and the label. The company says it hopes the recycled plastic bottle will focus attention on the uses of rPET and reinforce the importance of bottle-to-bottle ... Read more »
Burton Snowboards and Mountain Dew – a PepsiCo brand – have launched their 2013 Green Mountain Project, a line of winter sport outerwear featuring sustainable fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. The collection marks the next phase of the Burton x Mountain Dew partnership, which was launched last year and ... Read more »