By Colin Kellaher

 

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. on Wednesday said it will invest $10 million over the next five years in an effort aimed at increasing and improving the recovery and recycling of polypropylene plastic in the U.S.

The Burlington, Mass., beverage company said the commitment is part of its founding sponsorship of the Recycling Partnership's Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, which also includes investments from industry peers.

Keurig Dr Pepper said the coalition will work to solidify polypropylene's status as a standard curbside recycling material through projects that enhance collection, sortation and processing in recycling facilities. Those efforts should increase the value and supply of recycled polypropylene and reduce the need for virgin plastic used in packaging, the company said.

The Recycling Partnership is a national nonprofit group that uses corporate partner funding to boost recycling efforts across the U.S.

Keurig Dr Pepper said it is on track to meet its commitments of making 100% of its packaging recyclable or compostable and incorporating 30% post-consumer recycled content in its packaging by 2025.

 

Write to Colin Kellaher at colin.kellaher@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

July 08, 2020 09:47 ET (13:47 GMT)

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