Maryland, Delaware, and D.C. beverage companies are leaders in environmental sustainability. We know that doing our part to protect the environment is good for our business and our state.
Below are just some of the goals the beverage industry is driving sustainable solutions to some of the largest issues that are affecting our region:
WATER – Decreasing water use per unit of product—with plans to increase water conservation by double-digit percentages over the next decade.
ENERGY – Increasing efficiency while decreasing its carbon footprint.
FLEETS – Improving fuel efficiency and increasing miles per gallon by nearly 20% over five years. PACKAGING – Reducing the raw materials used in PET plastic and aluminum through light weighting, redesign, and use of post- consumer recycled materials.
RECYCLING – Working to eliminate waste to landfills from our manufacturing and production facilities in the US.
EVERY BOTTLE BACK
Our plastic bottles are made to be remade. We are carefully designing them to be 100% recyclable – even the caps. Our goal is for every bottle to become a new bottle, and not end up in oceans, rivers, beaches and landfills. And that means we are using less new plastic.
This unprecedented commitment includes:
- Working with World Wildlife Fund through their ReSource: Plastic to reduce our plastic footprint.
- Partnering with The Recycling Partnership and Closed Loop Partners to modernize the recycling infrastructure in communities across the country.
- Increasing awareness about the value of our 100% recyclable plastic bottles.
- Introducing a new voluntary on-pack message to promote the recyclability of our plastic bottles and caps.
Environmental stewardship is a critical part of our operating philosophy. The region’s beverage producers have always been environmental leaders, and we will continue to innovate and undertake the very best environmental practices to be good to our cities, state and planet.