INVESTING IN RECYCLING PROGRAMS

Recycling comes naturally to America’s beverage companies. We are designing our plastic bottles to be 100% recyclable, including the caps. We’re making them this way for a simple reason: so our bottles can be remade into new bottles. But there is always more to be done.

As part of our Every Bottle Back plastic initiative, we’re investing $100 million to improve sorting, processing and collection in areas with the biggest infrastructure gaps to help increase the amount of recycled plastic that can be remade into new beverage bottles. We’re making this commitment in partnership with The Recycling Partnership and Closed Loop Partners.

More efficient recycling means less new plastic in our environment.

We’ve built our plastic bottles to be 100% recyclable, 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 increase access to better community recycling programs. 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 in public spaces like parks, airports, sports venues and festivals because recycling shouldn’t stop when you leave home.

Saving Energy

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 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Our Progress

Our industry has donated more than 1 million recycling bins to more than 1,000 communities.

We are producing 100% recyclable aluminum, plastic and glass beverage containers. Even our plastic caps can be recycled.

Resources

Every Bottle Back Infographic
Recycling and Packaging Infographic
Environment Infographic