Beverage containers are different than other plastics

They are highly recyclable and are recycled at high rates.

Continue to be the generation of change

Help drive Canada’s circular economy forward by recycling your beverage containers

Beverage containers are made of highly valuable materials

If recycled, they can be remade over and over again. Be sure to keep the lid on the bottles!

Beverage containers do not belong in the garbage

Recycle them to keep in the loop and out of the environment

Beverage Containers are Made to be Remade

Canadian beverage companies are working together to get every bottle back and reduce plastic waste.

The beverage industry plays a leading role in developing and innovating environmentally sustainable packaging and strengthening Canada’s beverage container recycling programs.

Members of the Canadian Beverage Association carefully design 100% recyclable beverage containers and are signatories to the Ocean Plastics Charter, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Initiative, and the Canada Plastics Pact.

Made of PET, aluminum, and paper these are safe, durable, lightweight, and recyclable.

Canadian Beverage Association members view sustainable packaging design, extended producer responsibility, and the increased use of recycled component as an essential component in the transition to a circular economy.


The beverage industry was instrumental in starting Canada’s first-ever Blue Box program in Ontario, and brought beverage producers together to launch Manitoba’s highly successful Recycle Everywhere  program.