PepsiCo Just Bought Enough Wind Energy To Power 200,000 Homes

Companies like PepsiCo, Caterpillar, Pepsi, and Heineken began buying recycled packaging in Ghana in June.

Companies such as PepsiCo, Caterpillar, Pepsi, and Heineken began buying recycled packaging in Ghana in June. By recycling plastic, recyclers are also recycling the mountains of waste flowing into Landfill Africa — which quickly piles up when no one is buying trash as it piles up.

Next summer, the Pepsi/Caterpillar team will use a wind farm, solar system, battery storage, and a flex-fuel truck to power the truck and run other electrical installations in Ghana.

This project is part of a larger effort to recycle packaging made from trash shipped to Ghana’s landfill.

Next summer, the Pepsi/Caterpillar team will use a wind farm, solar system, battery storage, and a flex-fuel truck to power the truck and run other electrical installations in Ghana. Next fall, the factory where the plastic is made will get a 2,200-kilowatt solar system, juicing up the solar panels around it and providing more than 85 percent of its energy.

Next fall, the factory where the plastic is made will get a 2,200-kilowatt solar system, juicing up the solar panels around it and providing more than 85 percent of its energy. Although it takes around 6-years for plastic to decompose, packaging companies can avoid that time in some cases by buying recycled plastic. In fact, only 0.01 percent of the world’s plastics end up in landfills.

These companies are also trying to fight climate change by buying more renewable energy. PepsiCo bought enough wind energy to power 200,000 homes in North America in 2016.

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