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Red Lobster® and PepsiCo Foodservice Volunteer Teams Collect More Than 36 Pounds of Trash at Cocoa Beach During World Ocean Day Coastal Cleanup Event


Orlando, Fla. (June 13, 2022) – Volunteers from Red Lobster® and PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) teamed up to collect trash at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach in honor of World Ocean Day. The group of 50 volunteers from both companies, together with the support of Ocean Conservancy, a leading ocean conservation nonprofit, worked together to collect and log 36 pounds of trash in just a few hours. A majority of the trash collected consisted of the top ten items that Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) volunteers find around the world.

Approximately 11 million metric tons of plastic waste enters the ocean each year, impacting more than 1,000 species of wildlife. While Ocean Conservancy believes a suite of solutions are necessary to solve the ocean plastic crisis, cleanups are an important way of raising awareness of the issue while having an immediate impact on local waterways.

Both Red Lobster and the PepsiCo Foundation are proud partners with Ocean Conservancy and are committed to efforts that support the protection and preservation of the world’s oceans. 


About Red Lobster Seafood Co.

Red Lobster is the world's largest and most-loved seafood restaurant company, headquartered in Orlando, Fla. With a proud heritage and an even brighter future, Red Lobster is focused on serving the highest quality, freshly prepared seafood that is traceable, sustainable and responsibly-sourced. To learn more about Red Lobster’s sourcing standards and where the seafood we serve comes from, please visit WWW.REDLOBSTER.COM/SEAFOODWITHSTANDARDS.  Red Lobster is also proud to be an employer of choice, including being named to Forbes magazine’s 2022 lists of America’s Best Large Employers and Best Employers for Diversity. To learn more about Red Lobster, including locations and menu options, please visit HTTP://WWW.REDLOBSTER.COM or find us on  FACEBOOK,  TWITTERINSTAGRAM or TIKTOK.


About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $67 billion in net revenue in 2019, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 23 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. "Winning with Purpose" reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business.  For more information, visit WWW.PEPSICO.COM.


About Ocean Conservancy

Ocean Conservancy is working with you to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together, we create evidence-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. For more information, visit, or follow us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

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