Frito-Lay and Quaker, owned by PepsiCo, have opened a learning center in Plano to test compostable packaging toward their sustainability goal, according to a Dallas Innovates article which reports,
“Frito-Lay and Quaker have opened Greenhouse Learning Center at Frito Lay’s R&D headquarters in Plano that will be used to field test, measure, and analyze compostable packaging. Both companies are owned by PepsiCo.
The learning center’s aim is to speed up the rate of innovation. The companies said it represents a key milestone toward achieving the PepsiCo Positive (pep+) goal to design 100% of packaging to be recyclable, compostable, biodegradable, or reusable by 2025.”
The Greenhouse Learning Center will accelerate innovation and serve as an educational resource for visitors and stakeholders, according to a Banking Business article. They say,
““Our sustainable packaging vision is to build a world where packaging need never becomes waste,” said Denise Lefebvre, senior vice president of R&D for PepsiCo. “We’re actively changing our own compostable snack packaging technologies. By sharing these technologies, we’re inviting the industry to make these changes as well. We are prioritizing, investing in and expediting projects to build a more circular, inclusive economy.”
The Greenhouse Learning Center is located next to the current prototyping lab that creates biodegradable packaging. Using the Learning Center’s resources, the company hopes to speed up the innovation timeline of testing to certification-ready by two to three times. In addition, the Learning Center will be available as an educational resource to visitors, co-ops, partners and stakeholders.”
Frito-Lay and Quaker, under PepsiCo, are committed to driving progress in sustainability by utilizing the Greenhouse Learning Center’s resources to develop biodegradable and home-compostable packaging.