The Canadian non-alcoholic beverage industry celebrates Earth Day today and every day through our industry’s commitment to waste diversion and recycling at all of our industry’s production facilities across Canada.
Canadian Beverage Association (CBA) members have achieved world class waste diversion and recycling rates of over 97 percent in production facilities in Canada. CBA members include Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada, Nestle Waters Canada, PepsiCo Beverages Canada, Canada Dry Mott’s, Cott Beverages Canada, and Red Bull.
“CBA members’ positive, measurable environmental impact is a result of focused and ongoing commitment to increasing the sustainability of our industry,” said Jim Goetz, President of the Canadian Beverage Association. “We are at the forefront of the consumer packaged goods industry in reducing our environmental footprint and promoting recycling and diversion efforts from coast to coast. Our activities are not only resulting in a 70% recovery rate of beverage containers nationally, but are resulting in the diversion of other recyclables from landfill as well as the reduced presence of litter.”
Beyond production facilities, CBA members provide leadership and support to consumer beverage container recycling programs across the country.
Our industry participates in some of the world’s most innovative and successful programs, such as Encorp Pacific’s Return-it program in British Columbia, Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation’s Love to Recycle Initiative and the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association’s Recycle Everywhere program in Manitoba. Recycle Everywhere is North America’s first permanent province-wide away-from-home beverage container recycling program.
For more information about CBA’s membership and our environmental initiatives, visit www.canadianbeverage.ca.