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PepsiCo To Start Selling Its Aquafina Water In Aluminum Cans

| Published on June 29, 2019

PepsiCo is testing to replace its plastic bottles of Aquafina water with aluminum cans. The beverage giant thinks that this decision will help in saving the planet. On Thursday, the company announced it will begin selling Aquafina’s purified still water in aluminum cans at U.S. foodservice outlets starting next year and is conducting a test for distribution.

The impact

Acc. to Pesico, this switch is expected to remove more than 8,000 metric tons of plastic and about 11,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. “Tackling plastic waste is one of my top priorities and I take this challenge personally,” PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Ramon Laguarta said in a news release

“We are doing our part to address the issue head-on by reducing, recycling and reinventing our packaging to make it more sustainable, and we won’t stop until we live in a world where plastics are renewed and reused,” he added.

Other details of Pepsi’s canned water experiment are unclear. The company is still working out where the water would be sold and what the price would be.

Why Cans

Acc. to experts, Aluminum is nearly 100% recyclable and has a better overall environmental footprint as a packaging material than plastic. Pepsi has plans of using nothing but recyclable, compostable or biodegradable packaging by 2025.

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