"Transitioning to recycled plastic bottles for two of our key brands is a critical next step in Keurig Dr Pepper's commitment to a circular economy," said Monique Oxender, Chief Sustainability Officer of KDP. "This important portfolio evolution enables us to offer consumers their favorite beverages, while meeting their desire for more sustainable packaging."
Keurig Dr Pepper announced that its Snapple® and CORE® brands are transitioning to bottles made of 100% recycled (rPET) plastic, eliminating approximately 46.3 million pounds of virgin plastic used by KDP annually. Snapple is available now in 100% recycled plastic 16 oz. bottles in West Coast markets and will continue to roll out in phases across the country through early next year. In addition, with production underway, CORE bottles made from 100% recycled plastic will be on shelves beginning in early 2021.
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