PepsiCo to Replace Aquafina Bottles With Aluminum Cans
PepsiCo, one of the most popular beverage companies, has introduced its environmental plan this past weekend.
The company now aims to reduce its use of plastic. The change is a result of consumer backlash against pollution due to plastic is increasing by the day.
Microplastics can be found in both air and water. These are tiny pieces of plastic less than five millimeters long which can harm our ocean ecosystems incredibly, as creatures and insects in the sea often mistake them for food and choke on them.
In order to counter such envrionmental issues in the long run, PepsiCo is planning to eliminate its plastic bottles of Aquafina by introducing aluminum cans at locations around the U.S.A. The new water cans are expected to be sold at restaurants from 2020.
Here is an excerpt from PepsiCo’s envionmental plan:
AT PEPSICO, WE KNOW WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP TACKLE THIS CRISIS AND WE’RE STRIVING TO DO OUR PART TO HELP BUILD A WORLD WHERE PLASTICS NEED NEVER BECOME WASTE.
WE’RE PURSUING A STRATEGY OF REDUCING, RECYCLING AND REINVENTING OUR PLASTIC PACKAGING – AND WANT TO PLAY A LEADING ROLE IN CHANGING THE WAY WE AS CONSUMERS USE PLASTICS THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS WITH LIKE-MINDED ORGANIZATIONS.
You can read the full plan by PepsiCo here.
Do you think this is a thoughtful initiative from PepsiCo to improve the environment? And whether this will inspire its consumers to play their part as well? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.