PepsiCo, Inc. has joined the NaturALL Bottle Alliance to advance the goal of creating beverage containers with a significantly reduced carbon footprint using 100% sustainable and renewable resources.
The NaturALL Bottle Alliance, a research consortium formed in 2017 by Danone, Nestlé Waters and bio-based materials development company Origin Materials, uses biomass feedstocks, such as previously used cardboard and sawdust to restrain diversion of resources or land from food production for human or animal consumption.
The Alliance is exploring a technology, which is considered a scientific breakthrough for the sector aiming to make it available to the entire food and beverage industry.
Mehmood Khan, PepsiCo Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, said, “Producing PET from sustainable bio-based sources that do not diminish food resources and are fully recyclable is a great example of innovation and an important contributor to PepsiCo’s sustainable packaging program. Through our Performance with Purpose agenda, PepsiCo is committed to reducing the carbon impact of packaging in line with our goal to reduce absolute emissions of greenhouse gases by 20% by 2030; bio-based PET has the potential to reduce significantly the carbon footprint of our PET bottles. We are excited to add PepsiCo’s R&D capabilities to the Alliance and look forward to seeing what the combined efforts of the Alliance members can achieve.”
John Bissell, CEO, Origin Materials, commented, “PepsiCo is a welcome addition to the Alliance because we share the goal of making renewable plastic a reality. Through the combined efforts of its members, the NaturALL Bottle Alliance is setting the bar for sustainability for an entire industry.”
Danone and Nestle Waters also welcomed joining of PepsiCo, Inc. to the consortium.