These machines will be used to crush PET plastic bottles.
PepsiCo India will be installing reverse vending machines in all the 36 districts of Maharashtra over the next two years. These machines will be used to crush PET plastic bottles.
The company’s move came as part of its plastic waste management initiative. Through this initiative, the food and beverages firm is aiming to collect, segregate and recycle 6,500 tonnes of PET bottles in one year in the state.
Neelima Dwivedi, PepsiCo India’s Vice-President, said, “We plan to roll out this (plastic waste management) initiative to all the 36 districts of the state over the next two years.”
Ahmed ElSheikh, President of PepsiCo India, said, “The company is committed to the government’s vision and focus on addressing the issue of plastic waste in a sustainable manner.”