INVESTING IN OUR COMMUNITIES

The Coca-Cola Company, Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo are working together to reduce our industry’s plastic footprint through our Every Bottle Back initiative.

We are working in communities across the country to reduce plastic waste in the environment by investing in state-of-the-art infrastructure upgrades, expanding access to curbside recycling and supporting community education efforts. We’re partnering with local governments, national organizations and community leaders to ensure our investments meet the needs of each community.

Below are some of the efforts we are taking to achieve our goal of getting Every Bottle Back.

Investing $3M to produce 3M+ LBS of RECYCLED PET annually by:

  • Expanding curbside recycling to 50,000 Dallas residents in multi-family homes.
  • Investing in state-of-the-art upgrades for Balcones Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).
  • Supporting education efforts for 232,000 residents of Fort Worth and 230 communities in North Texas.

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Launching a new curbside recycling program to produce 5.8M LBS OF RECYCLED PET over 10 YRS by:

  • Increasing access to curbside recycling for 35,000 households.
  • Providing free curbside recycling containers and education materials to participating households.

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Investing $520K to upgrade an outdated recycling system, producing 2.1M additional LBS of Recycled pet by:

  • Providing 32,000 households with 96-gallon curbside recycling carts.
  • Educating residents on recycling through door-to-door outreach and best-in-class materials.

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Investing $800K that will result in the collection of 7M LBS of PET over 10 YRS by:

  • Rebuilding a materials recovery facility (MRF) that sorts valuable recyclable materials.
  • Upgrading the infrastructure and equipment needed to keep valuable recycled materials in circulation locally.
  • Efficiently capturing 100% recyclable materials through curbside recycling, yielding an estimated 284M pounds of new material over 10 years.

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Increasing access to curbside recycling, yielding 500K+ LBS of PET over 10 YRS by:

  • Investing $116,800 to deliver recycling carts to 7,300 households.
  • Ensuring materials collected are recycled and remade within 300 miles to sustain a local circular economy.
  • Assisting residents of Central Ohio with tips on how to navigate the new collection process.

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Expanding access to curbside recycling and improving collection, yielding 300K+ LBS of Recycled PET over 10 YRS by:

  • Spending $68,800 to deliver recycling carts to 4,450 households.
  • Distributing educational materials to 66,500 residents.
  • Capturing 8M pounds of recyclables over 10 years.

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Investing $500K to produce 1.4M+ LBS of recycled PET over 10 YRS by:

  • Providing higher-capacity recycling containers to 28,000 households.
  • Launching an awareness campaign in communities most impacted by litter.
  • Conducting door-to-door outreach to educate communities on recycling practices.
  • Capturing 35M pounds of new recyclables over 10 years.

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Investing $115K to help yield 1.3M lbs of recycled PET by:

  • Encouraging 145,000 residents to request free curbside recycling carts.
  • Launching a recycling awareness campaign to increase recycling rates and decrease contamination.

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Leveraging $9M to expand curbside recycling and produce 16M lbs of recycled PET over 10 yrs by:

  • Upgrading recycling containers for 205,000 households, increasing collection of recyclables by 80% per household.
  • Delivering educational materials to all participating homes.
  • Supporting greater environmental justice in communities most impacted by litter.

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Expanding the recycling program to collect 1.3M lbs of PET by:

  • Investing $166,000 to upgrade recycling containers for 12,000 households.
  • Capturing 33M pounds of new recyclables over 10 years.
  • Educating residents on best-in-class recycling practices.

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Resources

Every Bottle Back Infographic