PepsiCo will launch paper bottles in 2021
As per reports, PepsiCo is planning to test own branded paper bottles in 2021 with a goal of cutting down virgin plastic content across beverage business by 35% by 2025. Pepsico is working to make 100% of their packaging recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable by 2025 and the company is about to complete 90% of it.
With rising environmental awareness, plastic packaging is considered for increasing non-biodegradable wastage. As a result, more and more beverage biggies are finding out alternatives to plastic. However, developing a paper bottle that can hold liquids and still be 100% PET-free has not been easy.
Diageo and Pilot Lite, a venture management company has launched Pulpex Limited, a sustainable packaging technology company. The companies created what they call "the world's first ever 100% plastic free paper-based spirits bottle, made entirely from sustainably sourced wood. This new bottle from Pulpex is made with sustainably sourced pulp for food-safe standards and is also intended to be fully recyclable in standard waste streams.