JUNE 2008

Pepsi reduces use of plastic in some bottles

Pepsi introduced its lightest 500mL flavored non-carbonated beverage bottle after reducing the plastic content by 20%, which will eliminate approximately 20 million pounds of waste from the environment. The lighter bottles appeared on store shelves in May.

In addition to a 20% reduction in the plastic resin, there will be a 10% reduction in the label size and a 5% reduction in the shrink wrap film used to wrap the multi-packs.