How Keurig Dr Pepper is increasing its packaging recyclability
September 23, 2020
In 2019, Keurig Dr Pepper launched its Drink Well. Do Good. corporate responsibility platform aimed, in part, at reducing its environmental footprint. One of the goals of the platform was to convert all packaging to recyclable or compostable formats by 2025, while increasing the use of recycled content.
Monique Oxender, chief sustainability officer at Keurig Dr Pepper, shared status updates on this goal and details about the work that went into improving the recyclability of its packaging.
“You have to make sure that something is not just recyclable but that it is going to be recycled,” she said. “We took this innovative pathway of engagement with recyclers and communities, used that feedback to inform our design. And now as we’re rolling out the product and you’re seeing it on shelves, consumers can recycle with confidence.”
John Davies, vice president and senior analyst at GreenBiz, interviewed Monique Oxender, chief sustainability officer at Keurig Dr Pepper, during Circularity 20, which took place August 25-27, 2020. View archived videos from the conference here.