PepsiCo introduces Pepsi Black bottles made from 100% recycled plastic

PepsiCo becomes the first brand in India to launch 100 % rPET (recycled plastic) bottles in the carbonated Beverage category

10 Jul 2023 | By Abhay Avadhani

The rPET bottles are manufactured in India, in partnership with Srichakra Polyplast and Varun Beverages

PepsiCo India, a global consumer packaged goods company, reinforced its commitment towards sustainability and plastic circularity by introducing India’s first 100% rPET (recycled plastic) bottles in the carbonated beverage category with Pepsi Black. This launch is a part of PepsiCo India’s mission to build a positive value chain through a circular, inclusive economy where packaging never becomes waste.

George Kovoor, senior vice-president, beverages and sustainability, PepsiCo India said, “We are encouraged by the measures taken by the Government to promote a circular economy in India. We are proud to launch the 100% rPET bottles of Pepsi Black. We shall learn and evolve as we continue our endeavours to build a robust ecosystem while expanding the use of recycled content in our packaging.”

The Pepsi Black rPET bottles are made from 100% recycled plastic and are manufactured in India, in partnership with Srichakra Polyplast (India) and with the bottling partner, Varun Beverages. The company recognises the importance of taking efforts to reduce, recycle and reinvent its packaging. PepsiCo India is dedicated to developing innovative solutions, reducing its carbon footprint, and embracing sustainable practices like reuse and refill, that will inspire consumers, aligning with its long-term commitments to protect the environment.

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The packaging industry is confused by recycling and sustainability rules in India. What is the biggest challenge?

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