AMERIPEN, The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment, announces PepsiCo and Kellogg Company as new voting members, and A.J. Gruber of the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) as a member of AMERIPEN’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG). 

“Being internationally-recognized brands, both PepsiCo and Kellogg Company have a renowned voice in the packaging world,” said Lee Anderson, president of AMERIPEN. “To have these companies working with us on our mission to improve and promote smart packaging and waste reduction is an honor and we look forward to their input and knowledge as a true partner.”

PepsiCo and Kellogg Company are committed to building a more sustainable society. PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose sustainability vision aims to transform the way the company does business by delivering strong financial returns in a way that is responsive to the needs of the world. This includes a series of “Planet” goals to reduce PepsiCo’s environmental impact.

Through Kellogg's global signature cause platform, Breakfasts for Better Days, Kellogg is working to embed these practices across its value chain as it grows, makes and packages its foods. Through its Global Sustainability Commitments, the company is working towards energy use and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, water and waste reductions, and food loss and waste reductions on the farm and in its facilities. This includes continuing to ensure that 100 percent of all its timber-based packaging is either recycled or certified as sustainably sourced and continuing to add value to its foods and the planet via resource-efficient packaging.

ISTA is focused on leading the optimization of packaging for transit positively advancing both the environment and commerce.  It’s recognized as the leading industry developer of testing protocols and design standards that define how packages should perform in distribution. A.J. Gruber serves as the President of the association, managing the overall executive administration.

“Having ISTA’s transportation and packaging strength will expand AMERIPEN’s depth into e-commerce packaging policy issues,” said Anderson. “We are excited to have Gruber’s unique input on our Technical Advisory Group.”