The food-and-beverage behemoth is looking to compostable flexible packaging, 100% rPET bottles, and reusable plastic bottles to create a more sustainable future.

Kate Bertrand Connolly, Freelance Writer

September 30, 2021

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PepsiCo has launched an ambitious sustainability initiative called pep+, which includes goals for making the company’s packaging, products, and overall business more environmentally friendly.

The pep+ initiative’s three pillars are: (1) Positive Agriculture, with a focus on regenerative practices; (2) Positive Value Chain, including net-zero emissions by 2040, becoming net water positive, and new goals for packaging sustainability; and (3) Positive Choices, to develop products that are better for consumers and the earth.


The packaging sustainability piece can be further divided into three categories:

• Compostable packaging, such as the new packaging for Off The Eaten Path snacks.

• Recycled-content, using recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) for beverage bottles.

• Reusable packaging and reduction of single-use plastics, with PepsiCo’s SodaStream products leading the way.

Here are a variety of PepsiCo products that show how the company, via the pep+ initiative, is working toward more sustainable packaging.

About the Author(s)

Kate Bertrand Connolly

Freelance Writer

Kate Bertrand Connolly has been covering innovations, trends, and technologies in packaging, branding, and business since 1981.

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