ESA Sustainability Report



PepsiCo’s sustainable packaging vision is to build a world where packaging never becomes waste. The company strategy is based on three inter-connected pillars: reduce, recycle, and reinvent. Through each of these three pillars, PepsiCo strives to lead change through active partnerships and stakeholder engagement. PepsiCo Europe’s ambition is to eliminate virgin fossil-based plastic in all of its savoury snacks bags by 2030, meaning that all savoury snacks bags will be made from 100% renewable or recycled plastic in Europe by the end of the decade. This commitment is expected to reduce GHG emissions from film packaging by up to 40% per ton of packaging material. The recycled content in the packs will be derived from previously used plastic and the renewable content will come from by-products of plants such as used cooking oil or waste from paper pulp. To build a circular economy for packaging, it is important that all actors in the packaging value chain, including packaging producers, retail and sales outlets, waste management and recycling industries, governments, and consumers, work together collectively to achieve the transition. To this end, PepsiCo engages in a variety of programmes and initiatives that bring stakeholders together to create broad solutions in order to shift the whole system in a more sustainable direction. Increasing collection and recycling rates supports a circular economy by promoting the recovery of the materials put into market, preserving their value, and aiming to prevent the materials from ending up as litter or in landfills. PepsiCo seeks to improve collection and recycling infrastructure through policy and programmes as well as consumer education and engagement.

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