PepsiCo has joined the NaturALL Bottle Alliance, a research consortium formed in 2017 by Danone, Nestlé Waters and bio-based materials development company Origin Materials to accelerate the development of innovative packaging solutions made with 100% sustainable and renewable resources.
Through the membership, PepsiCo aims to advance the shared goal of creating beverage containers with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.
The Alliance also provided a progress report in its goal of developing and launching a PET plastic bottle made from bio-based material.
Launched in March 2017, the Alliance uses biomass feedstocks, such as previously used cardboard and sawdust, so it does not divert resources or land from food production for human or animal consumption.
The technology being explored by the Alliance represents a scientific breakthrough for the sector, and the Alliance aims to make it available to the entire food and beverage industry.