Today is Earth Day, and here at Sip & Savor, we are marking the day by sharing all the ways our member companies are working to promote environmental sustainability and reduce their environmental impact.  Our industry’s efforts are many and varied, and include:

Cutting down on energy and materials usage by making product packaging lighter, and reusing transportation packaging, Reducing water usage by incorporating state-of-the-art wastewater treatment and the reuse of process water from manufacturing and distribution facilities, Minimizing energy usage and fleet emissions by employing hybrid trucks and relying on highly efficient, centralized production and distribution systems for products Using ‘green’ technology – such as solar roofing – at bottling plants, and Saving energy usage through high efficiency refrigeration technology.

Importantly, we are committed to recycling and making it easier for consumers to recycle empty beverage containers both at home and on the go.  These efforts are having the intended effect of collecting recyclables and minimizing waste, which is good for everyone!

As an industry, we’re leading the way and doing our part to minimize our environmental impact, and we’re helping consumers and communities do the same.  What are you doing?  Share with us on Facebook and Twitter.

To learn more about industry efforts and what our member companies are doing to protect the health of our planet, click here.