Everyone knows that plastic beverage bottles are convenient and shatterproof. But we also know that we need to reduce the use of new plastic to preserve our environment. So America’s beverage companies are working together to balance consumer convenience with environmental responsibility.

We are carefully designing our plastic bottles to be 100% recyclable – even the caps. We strive to make our bottles fully recyclable because our goal is for every bottle to become a new bottle, so we’re using less new plastic.

And many other companies want to reuse the plastic from our bottles in the products they make like shirts, coats, park benches and playground equipment. That means our plastic bottles are being reused in many ways to help limit use of new plastic.

Watch to learn how we’re working to get Every Bottle Back.

All Plastic Isn’t the Same

What makes our bottles unique is what they’re made from. It’s a light and strong plastic material called PET that’s in high demand because it’s 100% recyclable and can easily be remade into new plastic bottles and many other everyday products.

When we get our plastic bottles they can be used by our beverage companies to make new bottles or by other consumer goods companies to make products like coats, shoes, furniture, park benches and even playground equipment.

Our bottles are unique because they were designed to be used and remade into something new, and not end up in oceans, rivers, beaches and landfills.

Promoting Recycling

We are designing our plastic bottles to be fully recyclable, because if we get them back to make new bottles we are helping keep them out of the environment.

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Our Progress

America’s beverage companies have saved 100s OF MILLIONS of pounds of raw materials through lightweighting and packaging reduction.

Keurig Dr Pepper will have 100% recyclable or compostable packaging and use 30% post-consumer recycled content across its portfolio by 2025.

PepsiCo will make 100% of its packaging recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.

The PlantBottle™ designed by The Coca-Cola Company has prevented 150,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions in North America alone.


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