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Pepsi-Cola pursues PH green initiatives

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Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc.―the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the country―continues to pursue green initiatives as part of its commitment to celebrate the recently concluded World Environment Day. This is in line with its sustainability targets on water stewardship, resource management and inclusive business.

PCPPI strengthened its lightweighting efforts to reduce plastic content in its products and packaging. It also spearheaded tree-planting and creek cleaning activities in areas where it operates.

“PCPPI aims to create a positive impact on society. One way to do this is by implementing programs focused on environmental sustainability. This allows us to operate in the present while creating a more promising future for all,” said PCPPI president and chief executive Frederick Ong.

PCPPI reduced its virgin plastic resin usage to more than 231.78 metric tons from January to April 2022. The company also reduced its carton packaging material usage and saved as much as 62.13 MT of carton after it changed from standard to sleek can designs.

The material for its label thickness reduction efforts was also changed. PCPPI replaced non-recyclable PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) materials with recyclable PET (polyethylene terephthalate).

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