Food and beverage company PepsiCo has launched new paper outer bags for all Snack A Jacks multipacks. 

The new outer paper bag is claimed to be widely recyclable in home recycling bins and can be collected at kerbside, alongside other paper packaging. 

The new packaging will be available for Snack A Jacks Salt & Vinegar, Sour Cream & Chive, and BBQ flavours from next month. 

PepsiCo expects the transition to paper packaging will lower the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of each pack by 52%.  

The initiative will also reduce the company’s use of virgin plastic by 65 tonnes (t) per year.  

Snack A Jacks marketing manager Hannah Freeman said: “As the UK’s favourite rice cake brand, we’re proud to be introducing even more reasons to love our delicious snacks. Easily recycled with your usual household paper recycling, these new outer packs can be disposed of thoughtfully with little fuss. 

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“We hope our devoted fans of Snack A Jacks will enjoy this small but important change we’ve made to make their snacking experience even more enjoyable at home.”  

The new packaging is part of PepsiCo Positive, the company’s health and sustainability transformation plan, which aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040. 

The company plans to eliminate fossil-based plastic in crisp and snack bags across its operations in Europe by 2030.  

This commitment extends to UK brands such as Snack A Jacks, Walkers, Doritos, Quavers, Wotsits, and Pipers, with the intention of using 100% recycled or renewable content. 

Pepsico UK & Ireland sustainable packaging lead Gareth Callan said: “Our outer paper multibag packs are working well on Walkers Baked, giving us the confidence to roll out this format across more of our snacks brands.  

“The new packaging will help further reduce our non-fossil plastic use, while also helping to lower our carbon footprint as we work towards our commitment to creating a world where packaging never becomes waste.”  

Last month, PepsiCo and its flexible food packaging supply chain partners launched new premium snack packaging containing 50% recycled plastic.