Apr 28, 2023 - Partners

How Coca-Cola Consolidated is bottling sustainability in Charlotte

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This content was created in partnership with Coca-Cola Consolidated.

Coca-Cola Consolidated, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States, is headquartered in Charlotte.

As a leader in the community, the company recognizes its responsibility to advance sustainability.

Here’s how: Coca-Cola Consolidated takes a three-pillared approach to promote industry-leading sustainability solutions and best practices:

  1. Package recycling.
  2. Climate protection.
  3. Water leadership.

The Package Recycling pillar includes partnering with communities and organizations to collect and recycle packaging materials.

  • An example: Aspiring to make their primary packaging recyclable or renewably sourced.

The Climate Protection pillar includes converting waste to energy at their manufacturing facilities with technology that minimizes landfill usage.

  • An example: Lightweight 12 oz. bottles and caps resulting in less material waste and fewer emissions.

The Water Leadership pillar includes implementing water efficiency measures at 100% of Coca-Cola Consolidated’s manufacturing facilities.

  • An example: Enhancements to the production process that result in less water waste.

The proof: In April, Coca-Cola Consolidated partnered with Envision Charlotte to host “Clean the Queen,” a litter clean-up event to celebrate Earth Day.

  • Over the course of five days, volunteers removed litter from the city’s streets, roadways and neighborhoods.

As Charlotte’s local Coca-Cola bottler, we embrace our responsibility to protect our environment and improve the communities where we live and serve,” says Todd Marty, Senior Director of Sustainability at Coca-Cola Consolidated. “This is a worthy investment of time and treasure for a greener and cleaner Charlotte.”

The takeaway: Coca-Cola Consolidated’s sustainability efforts show how bottlers can protect our climate, water and recycling.

See how the Coca-Cola you drink is making a difference in Charlotte and beyond.

This content was created in partnership with Coca-Cola Consolidated.

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