INVESTING IN RECYCLING PROGRAMS
Recycling comes naturally to America’s beverage companies. We are making our plastic bottles to be 100% recyclable, including the caps. We are carefully designing them this way for a simple reason: so our bottles can be remade again and again. But there is always more to be done.
That’s why we’re supporting policymakers, NGOs, industry partners and consumers and communities across the country in their efforts to improve recycling through proactive policy solutions, investments in recycling infrastructure and education. Making it easier to recycle our plastic bottles means they’re more likely to be reused and less likely to end up in oceans, rivers, beaches and landfills.
Working Together for the Greatest Impact
America’s beverage companies are at the forefront of effective sustainability efforts. For the most significant impact, we are working with trusted environmental and sustainability leaders. We know that through collaboration, we can achieve so much more.
More efficient recycling means less new plastic in our environment.
We’re making 100% recyclable plastic bottles, and that’s a critical first step. But it only helps the environment if we get them back so they don’t end up in oceans, rivers and beaches. So we’re working hard to support strong recovery and recycling systems across the country.
Through our Every Bottle Back initiative we are partnering with The Recycling Partnership and Closed Loop Partners to improve recycling infrastructure. We are directing the equivalent of $400 million through a $100 million industry fund that will be matched three-to-one by other grants and investors. This investment will continue to make it easier to recycle.
Recycling ten plastic bottles saves enough energy to run a laptop for 25 hours. Learn more about how our industry is working to conserve energy, address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Our industry has donated more than 1 million recycling bins to more than 1,000 communities.
We are making 100% recyclable aluminum, plastic and glass beverage containers. Even our plastic caps can be recycled.
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