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PepsiCo ANZ is set to convert chip packets into furniture, bollards, signage and more in partnership with REDcycle.

Consumers can drop off chip packets and other soft plastics at participating supermarkets across Australia to be transformed by REDcycle processing partner, Replas, into soft plastics for a range of sturdy products – from fitness circuits, outdoor furniture, bollards and signage.

To complete the cycle, PepsiCo ANZ has made a commitment to purchase recycled-plastic products annually and donate these to parks, schools and public places.

“We are so pleased to be working with REDcycle and this is a great opportunity for us to recover what would otherwise go to landfill and use the recycled materials to better the communities we operate in,” PepsiCo ANZ environment manager Janine Cannell says.

Adhering to a global principle called Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo says it is focused on delivering sustainable long-term growth while leaving a positive imprint on society and the environment.

One of the company’s long term goals is to “strive to achieve zero waste to landfill in direct operations through efficient and responsible waste management by 2025”.

PepsiCo’s partnership with REDcycle complements their current strategy to cut out waste by minimising the amount of materials used in packaging and to help build a circular economy by promoting recycling.

The PepsiCo ANZ portfolio includes brands like Smith’s, Pepsi Max, Red Rock Deli, Twisties, Gatorade and Sunbites.