N. America Sustainability

Coca-Cola to Award 5,300 Recycling Bins to U.S. Communities and Colleges

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Recycling will become more convenient this fall when 5,300 recycling bins are awarded to communities and colleges across the nation through The Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin Grant program. The bins, which will be awarded for use at athletic fields, K-12 schools, special events, parks and college residence halls, are expected to result in an estimated 1 million pounds of recyclable materials collected during the first

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The Great Recycle: Honest Tea Tour Rewards Recyclers

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Honest Tea joined the Earth Day New York festivities on Sunday by bringing The Great Recycle tour to Union Square. The nation’s top-selling organic bottled tea company partnered with retailer Duane Reade to crowdsource 20,946 empty containers that will now be recycled. The Great Recycle encouraged consumers to redeem empty beverage containers of any size for items tablet computers, bicycles, gift cards and more. One family of six had been

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Earth Day and Beyond: Easy Ways to Help the Planet

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Whether on Earth Day or all-year-long, there are many ways you can get involved with keeping your water clean, protecting animal habitats, and more. Here is a list of very doable things you can do to start helping today.   Saving Water One Drop at a Time Get creative about conservation by thinking of ways to harness your rainwater. One example: Coca-Cola works with various organizations across the country to transform 55-gallon

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One Step Closer to ‘One Water’: U.S. Water Alliance Awards Coca-Cola with 2015 U.S. Water Prize

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Editor’s Note: The U.S. Water Prize ceremony was held at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2015.Many of my friends in the conservation and environmental communities tell me how gloomy they feel because there is so little movement on resources and environmental issues in Washington, D.C. these days. I try to cheer them up by pointing to the exciting, systemic developments that are occurring throughout

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Coca-Cola and the Recycling Partnership Award Columbia, SC with Recycling Grant

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The importance of recycling is clear. It creates stronger communities by improving services to residents and lowers landfilling costs for cities. For Coca-Cola, packaging is a valuable commodity that can be reused and recycling our packaging plays an essential role for our business. Our company is committed to supporting initiatives that enable used packaging to be recovered and reused.  That’s why Coca-Cola is a lead sponsor of the

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Coca-Cola Receives 2015 U.S. Water Prize for Excellency in Water Stewardship

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Coca-Cola is focused on its goal to be water neutral by 2020. Through innovative community watershed projects, the Company has already replenished more than 60 percent of its total beverage volume in North America. Because of this, Coca-Cola was recognized by the U.S. Water Alliance, receiving the 2015 U.S. Water Prize.  The U.S. Water Prize was created by the U.S. Water Alliance (USWA) to elevate organizations with strategies that

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Coke Employees and Partners Pitch in to Support Water Stewardship

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Earlier this month, over 65 leaders from the Coca-Cola system gathered in Denver, CO for our annual Water Sustainability meeting.  This much-anticipated event took a special twist this year, with community and non-profit partners also attending and taking part in brainstorming sessions.  A number of important partners including the World Wildlife Fund, National Forest Foundation, Rocky Mountain Field Institute, US EPA, US Forest

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Collaborative Partnerships to Help Increase Recycling Rates

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At Coca-Cola, we are committed to advancing curbside recycling programs. That’s why we are pleased to be part of The Recycling Partnership – a new public-private partnership focused on increasing curbside recycling initiatives starting in the southeast region.  The Recycling Partnership is managed by Curbside Value Partnership – an organization with more than a decade of experience in driving public-private initiatives to

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Changing the Course of the Colorado River – 1,000 Gallons at a Time

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Water is essential to basic human survival. And, for The Coca-Cola Company, water is also essential to our business. After all, it’s the main ingredient in our beverages.  That’s just one of the reasons why The Coca-Cola Company is committed to water conservation. As a company, we have a global goal to safely return to communities and nature an amount of water equal to what we use in our finished beverages and their production.

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Driving Change: Coca-Cola Transforms Service Vans to Hybrid Vehicles

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Coca-Cola Partners with XL Hybrids to Add Fuel-Efficient Technology and Expand Hybrid Fleet ATLANTA, Dec. 11, 2013 -- Coca-Cola’s familiar service vans are getting a makeover just in time for the New Year. Coca-Cola is converting all of its newly purchased 2014 Chevrolet Express service vans into fuel-efficient hybrid-electric vehicles using XL Hybrids’ innovative powertrain technology. The updated vans will be traversing roads across

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