RWE partners with Constellation on 200MW solar project in Texas

The facility is set to power the Texas operations of companies such as PepsiCo and will also include an 80MW battery storage system

Walkers to launch recycling scheme for crisp packets

People will be able to post them for free in envelopes to a recycling company or drop off at collection points

Water efficiency saves PepsiCo $80m

PepsiCo has saved more than $80 million (£61m) as a result of its water conservation efforts. It reduced its operational water use per unit of production by 26% between 2011 and 2015, exceeding its 20% goal. It is part of PepsiCo’s broader sustainability agenda, which has delivered more than $600 million (£457m) in cost savings […]

PepsiCo to can equipment with HFC greenhouse gases

Soft drinks giant PepsiCo announced plans to phase out equipment in the US which contains greenhouse gases harmful to the atmosphere by 2020. Yesterday it revealed the aim to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from “point-of-sale” equipment such as coolers, vending machines and fountain dispensers purchased in the United States. Starting from 2015 the firm won’t buy any […]

PepsiCo sprinkles recycling bins around USA

Soft drinks giant PepsiCo plans to put more recycling bins in petrol stations and supermarkets across the USA. It is taking action after running a national survey which found 81% of Americans said they would recycle beverage containers at shops if proper bins were available. The hope is to boost the rate of on-the-go and […]

Fruity! Copella squeezes solar onto farm roof

The farm which is home to Copella juice in Suffolk has installed 600 solar panels on the roof. The idea to get 150 kilowatts’ worth of panels were dreamt up by staff at the site. Dave Clark, Sustainability Manager at soft drinks business PepsiCo UK which owns the farm said: “The roof installation at our […]

Olympics sustainability champ wins women’s engineering gong

A sustainability advisor for two Olympics games took home one of the top gongs at the Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) awards yesterday night. Held at the Science Museum in London, the awards recognise the best women in the business for leadership skills and excellence, from schoolroom to the boardroom including engineers and academics. […]

PepsiCo will save two-thirds on water at Chile plant

PepsiCo is installing a device in a South American plant which it claims could save the company around two-thirds of the water it uses. The ‘integrated reuse solution’ from Siemens Industry Automation Division will be fitted in a snack food production plant in Santiago, Chile. The initial water used in production is recycled, where any […]