PepsiCo Recycling of Purchase, New York, has announced a program designed to offer easy and accessible recycling to address logistical challenges and reduce plastic packaging waste. Called PepsiCo BottleLoop, the program uses Replenysh, a recycling technology developer in Orange, California, to deliver an on-demand collection of recyclable materials from participating locations.
“We’re excited that partnering with PepsiCo will deepen our network across North America,” says Mark Amen, founder of Replenysh. “The PepsiCo BottleLoop program will not only modernize how businesses approach material recovery and recycling but also make it easier for them and their consumers to keep valuable materials out of landfills.”
According to a press release by PepsiCo Recycling, BottleLoop is a differentiated offering for K-12 schools, colleges and universities, convenience stores and restaurants. Collected plastic bottles become part of a “closed-loop” system so they can be made into new product packaging, which will help advance PepsiCo’s goal to use 25 percent recycled plastic content in all its plastic packaging by 2025.
“Through PepsiCo BottleLoop, we will simplify recycling for our customers, help them achieve their sustainability ambitions and work toward our own recycled content goals,” says Tim Carey, vice president of sustainability, PepsiCo Beverages North America. “We believe that a circular economy is essential to conserving resources and to reducing our business impacts and that this program will allow us to turn today’s bottles into tomorrow’s products bringing us one step closer.”