PepsiCo to remove fossil-based plastic packaging by 2030

The move is expected to reduce emissions by 40% per tonne

Big Zero Report 2023

PepsiCo Europe has set an aim to remove virgin fossil-based plastic from its crisp and snack bags by 2030.

The company owns famous British brands including Walkers crisps, Doritos, Wotsits and Quavers, and is looking to replace this packaging with a 100% recycled equivalent.

It claims the move will reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its crisp bags by up to 40% per tonne and it will begin the trial later this year.

PepsiCo has partnered with AMCOR to clean up its packaging.

Archana Jagannathan, Senior Director Sustainable Packaging at PepsiCo Europe, said: “We know change is needed to reduce the amount of virgin fossil-based plastic used in our packaging, which is why we’re working with partners across the value chain to develop effective, scalable solutions to address this.”

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