Food and beverage major PepsiCo on Monday said it will launch the first-ever 100% compostable, plant-based packaging for Lay’s and Kurkure snacks products this year, reported The Times of India.
Plant bottles are ‘fully recyclable PET plastic beverage bottle made partially from plants and which looks and functions just like traditional PET plastic bottle,’ the report said.
“As a responsible leader in the food and beverage industry, our Performance with Purpose 2025 goal is to design all packaging to be recoverable or recyclable, and supports increased recycling of plastic waste…India will be among the first countries to pilot this new, sustainable packaging solution developed by PepsiCo,” Ahmed ElSheikh, president & CEO at PepsiCo India was quoted as saying in the report.
It will not be just Pepsi that will take the greener way. According to the report, rival Coca Cola, too, has introduced plant-based bottles in some markets.
Similarly, Nestle may introduce reusable and recyclable packaging by 2025, the report said.