PepsiCo has embarked on a 2030 business transformation that puts the environment and human capital at the center of the business choices that are made. They are committed to becoming net water positive by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions across the entire value chain by 2040. As part of this, they were looking for cost-effective and sustainable alternatives to improve the existing wastewater management at one of their bottling facilities. They needed a technology that could address operational challenges while simultaneously bringing water efficiency and climate benefits.
The primary operation at this facility is bottling, and they also have crusher operations which recover expired products to recycle bottles and cans. The incoming crusher wastewater includes a diverse and variable array of different beverage products including sodas, energy drinks, teas, and ready-to-drink coffee.