PepsiCo using recycled-content bottle in Thailand

PepsiCo using recycled-content bottle in Thailand

Bangkok-based Suntory PepsiCo Beverage (Thailand) Co. Ltd. has started to use bottles made from 100 percent recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) as part of a campaign it calls “Fizzy Consciousness to Change the World.”

Suntory Pepsico partnered with the Property Management Chulalongkorn University (PMCU) in Thailand and Thailand-based plastic resins producer Envicco Ltd. in the effort, which it says is the first of its kind in that nation.

The campaign includes customized recycling collection bins for PET bottle collection to be deployed in Bangkok’s Siam Square area, starting from this coming Songkran festival until December 2023. Recycled-content resins manufacturer Envicco, meanwhile, obtained certification from the Food and Drug Administration of Thailand (FDA) for the rPET bottles.

“The company takes great pride in announcing its readiness to become the first player in Thailand’s soft drinks market to use 100 percent rPET bottles as its beverage packaging, starting off with the 550 milliliter (ml) Pepsi variants,” says Anawat Sangkhasap, chief marketing officer of Suntory PepsiCo.

“The company has an ambitious goal to help reduce the amount of virgin PET usage through the ‘Fizzy Consciousness to Change the World’ campaign encouraging the next generations to have an environmentally conscious mindset.”

Sangkhasap says the approach taken by Suntory PepsiCo “starts from environmental-friendly packaging design by using good quality PET bottles that are 100 percent recyclable in order to recycle them into the recycled PET bottles.”

Sangkhasap continues, “The rPET bottle is one of the megatrends in sustainable packaging [that] global corporations are currently focusing on. The company’s 550 milliliter Pepsi and Pepsi No Sugar in the rPET bottles [were] scheduled to make their debuts in April. The other products under Suntory PepsiCo Thailand that will follow this step is the ready-to-drink TEA+ Oolong tea.”

Vorrapong Sukteera-anantachai of PMCU says the education institution “has carried out waste management in collaboration with the Chulalongkorn University’s CHULA Zero Waste program to reduce waste from upstream and efficiently manage downstream waste in line with the Zero Waste principle.”

He says the Suntory Pepsico Fizzy Consciousness to Change the World campaign “aligns with PMCU’s waste management policy, especially in the area of the ‘smart environment’ that promotes public participation in waste segregation from upstream. The segregated wastes will go to recycling process which helps to reduce waste volume and global warming. This will benefit society in a sustainable manner.”

Nattanan Sirirak, managing director of Envicco, says materials used in the new bottles “are 100 percent-postconsumption plastics [from] Thailand from our partners and local communities.”

He continues, “Our manufacturing and production processes are under the European operational standard practice to produce 100 percent PCR [postconsumer resin] PET resin under the brand ‘InnoEco,’ which is certified by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and firstly certified by the FDA in Thailand. Our recycled PET resin can be used for producing food and beverage packaging.”


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