PepsiCo Canada Makes a Breakthrough: 100 Percent Recycled EcoGreen Bottle

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PepsiCo Canada Makes a Breakthrough: 100 Percent Recycled EcoGreen Bottle

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This Green Conduct article describes the new sustainable 7UP EcoGreen bottle which is made from 100% recycled plastic. By introducing the 7UP EcoGreen bottle in Canada, PepsiCo Beverages Canada claims it will be able to reduce the amount of virgin plastic used by approximately six million pounds over the course of one year.

 

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 3:00pm

PepsiCo Beverages Canada has launched North America’s first soft drink bottle made from 100% recycled post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic. The bottle is know as the 7UP EcoGreen bottle and is made of 100 percent recycled plastic. The formula for such a bottle has eluded other carbonated beverage companies because of the additional stress placed on the bottles from carbonation pressure.

“After three years of research and development, we have cracked the code to commercially develop a soft drink bottle made from 100% recycled PET plastic, and Canada has proudly led the way,” said Richard Glover, President, PepsiCo Beverages Canada.”Consumers want products and packaging that reflects their desire to protect the environment, and PepsiCo is committed to delivering on that with this kind of world-class innovation,” Glover said.

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About PepsiCo 
PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines that generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales each. Our main businesses -- Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, and Pepsi Cola -- also make hundreds of other enjoyable foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world. With net revenues of approximately $60 billion, PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment, including by conserving energy and water usage, and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support, and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.

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Keywords: 7UP | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Canada | EcoGreen | Pepsico | Recycling | Sustainability | soda bottles

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