PepsiCo moves Aquafina brand to cans

PepsiCo brand Aquafina is getting an eco-friendly packaging makeover as the company looks to reduce the amount of virgin plastic it uses.

The company’s Aquafina water brand will offer aluminum can packaging in US food service outlets, while the brand tests the move in retail.

The step reinforces and advances PepsiCo’s goals to by 2025 make 100% of its packaging recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable and to use 25% recycled plastic content in all its plastic packaging.

“Tackling plastic waste is one of my top priorities and I take this challenge personally,” said PepsiCo chairman and CEO Ramon Laguarta. “As one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies, we recognise the significant role PepsiCo can play in helping to change the way society makes, uses, and disposes of plastics. We are doing our part to address the issue head on by reducing, recycling and reinventing our packaging to make it more sustainable, and we won’t stop until we live in a world where plastics are renewed and reused.”

PepsiCo has also changed the packaging on its Lifewtr brand to use rPET, and its Bubly sparking water range will no longer be packaged in plastic.

The changes, which all go into effect next year, are expected to eliminate more than 8,000 metric tons of virgin plastic and approximately 11,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

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