Pepsi who owns the brand Aquafina just announced a bold move to switch production over to cans from plastic bottles.

"Tackling plastic waste is one of my top priorities and I take this challenge personally," PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Ramon Laguarta. "As one of the world's leading food and beverage companies, we recognize the significant role PepsiCo can play in helping to change the way society makes, uses, and disposes of plastics. We are doing our part to address the issue head on by reducing, recycling and reinventing our packaging to make it more sustainable, and we won't stop until we live in a world where plastics are renewed and reused."

In addition, "bubly" will no longer be packaged in plastic. According to the company, the changes, which all go into effect next year, are expected to eliminate more than 8,000 metric tons of virgin plastic. All this represents the latest ambitious steps in the company's sustainability journey and pursuit of a circular economy for plastics.

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