PepsiCo ANZ has partnered with REDcycle to encourage consumers to recycle their chip packets. REDcycle processing partner, Replas, converts soft plastics in to a range of sturdy products – from fitness circuits, outdoor furniture, bollards and signage.
Consumers can drop off their chip packets and other soft plastics at participating supermarkets across Australia knowing that they will be used to produce a huge range of recycled products.
PepsiCo ANZ has made a commitment to purchase recycled-plastic products annually and will donate these to parks, public places and schools.
Janine Cannell, PepsiCo ANZ Environment Manager said, “We are so pleased to be working with REDcycle, this is a great opportunity for us to recover what would otherwise go to landfill and use the recycled materials to better the communities we operate in.”
REDcycle Director, Liz Kasell, commented, “We are delighted to have PepsiCo as REDcycle partners, and we look forward to seeing what we can create together using recycled materials.”
PepsiCo is focused on delivering sustainable long-term growth while leaving a positive imprint on society and the environment – it is a global principle called Performance with Purpose. One of PepsiCo’s global Performance with Purpose goals is to strive to achieve zero waste to landfill in direct operations through efficient and responsible waste management by 2025.
PepsiCo’s partnership with REDcycle complements their current strategy to design out waste by minimising the amount of materials used in packaging and to help build a circular economy by promoting recycling. PepsiCo’s sustainable plastics vision is to get to a place where plastics need never become waste.