PepsiCo India to Test Plant-Based Packaging for Snack Brands
PepsiCo India said that as part of sustainable packaging solutions, it will pilot 100 percent compostable, plant-based packaging for its popular snacks products, Lays and Kurkure in India. The company also said it plans to reduce salt content in 75 percent of its snacks portfolio by 2025 as part of a strategy toward offering healthier food, reported PTI.
PepsiCo India said it has already introduced upgraded variants of its Lay's snacks with reduced sodium in different flavors.
The company's snacks portfolio also include Lehar, Cheetos and Uncle Chipps.
PepsiCo India Vice President, Snacks Category Jagrut Kotecha said that in line with PepsiCo's "performance with purpose goals 2025," the company is working to reduce the impact of its packaging on environment and increase recycling of plastic waste.
"The first step towards the actualization of this journey is the resizing of packaging of our brands Lay's and Kurkure. This will significantly help us in reducing our carbon footprint," he said.
The company also said it is working with partners to support and leverage new technologies for sustainable packaging solutions.
India is among the first to pilot this packaging.