In an article published on August 2, 2017 by news provider Beverage Daily, editor Jenny Eagle reported that U.S. food and beverage company PepsiCo has joined the non-profit organization The Recycling Partnership to improve recycling rates across the U.S.. According to Roberta Barbieri, vice president, Global Water and Environmental Solutions at PepsiCo, the company will redesign its packaging and invest in materials that are recoverable and recyclable. Further, PepsiCo will invest in local recycling infrastructure and education.

In July 2017, Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) announced to increase the content of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) in its bottles and launched a campaign to promote recycling in the UK (FPF reported). Both the Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo are partners of the New Plastics Economy initiative aiming to transform the plastics value chain according to circular economy principles (FPF reported).

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Jenny Eagle (August 2, 2017). ”PepsiCo goes one step further to improve recycling rates across the U.S.Beverage Daily