This Sunday is America Recycles Day and as leaders in helping protect our planet, America’s beverage companies are proud to announce that they have been making enormous strides to reduce their footprint on the environment. A new industry wide survey shows that they are now recycling or reusing 94 percent of the waste produced by their 160 company-owned production facilities in the United States.
And as a result of using their innovation to reduce waste there has been a diversion of 338,000 tons of waste from landfills by The Coca-Cola Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and PepsiCo. Click here to view their progress.
And this is just the latest in the work the beverage industry has done to help protect our environment. We are producing 100 percent recyclable aluminum, plastic and glass beverage containers – even the plastic caps can be recycled. And with recycling rates of plastic and glass containers up by nine percent in the last seven years, we are helping consumers do their part too.
To learn more about how the beverage industry is working to reduce water usage, increase fuel efficiency, conserve energy, and innovating to create the best recyclable packaging of our products, visit InnovationNaturally.org.