How We Support Recycling Efforts
The beverage industry’s bottles and cans are among the most recycled consumer packaging in the U.S. We work hard to package our products with materials that are widely accepted in recycling programs and are designed to be recycled with other, similar materials. We also have a commitment to helping with recycling efforts around the country – a commitment we have had for many years. And we are always looking for ways to do more.
Last October, the American Beverage Association became a founding member in the National Recycling Partnership (NRP), created to reinvigorate recycling in America. This historic partnership—which includes the National Recycling Coalition—aims to increase consumer interest in recycling by providing information on what, how and why to recycle.
A top priority for the National Recycling Partnership is the development of consumer-friendly recycling icons as well as accurate and standardized recycling terminology for use in product labeling and advertising.
Our individual members also participate in a number of their own initiatives. For more on these efforts, visit Links to Resources.