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Sustainability

Our Community Focus: Sustainability

Triangular Pillars

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) is committed to the communities where we live, work and play. As the locally owned Coca-Cola bottler serving over 21 million Florida consumers, we create shared value through engagement across three Community Pillars: Sustainability, Education, and Economic Empowerment.

Coke Florida is committed to sustainability, and we are making a positive impact today in communities through conscious engagement, partnerships, and business practices around four Sustainability focus areas: Recycling, Water Stewardship, Resiliency, and Litter & Waste Reduction.

Our Sustainability Partners

Sustainability Pillar

Coke Florida Recycling Programs & Partnerships

Recycling

Our plastic PET bottles are made of valuable, fully recyclable plastic – including the caps! It is important for us to find useful ways to recycle our PET packages, since they have a lower carbon footprint than other package types, such as aluminum and glass. While food and beverage containers are an important part of modern life, the world has a packaging problem.

Coke Florida has a responsibility to help solve it and we are committed to recycling all our packaging by:

  • Developing a closed-loop circular economy with our customers and partners
  • Securing recyclables through Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs).
  • Partnering with local communities to apply for recycling and sustainability grants
  • Expanding upon existing recycling programs with customers
  • Investing in education and outreach for community recycling programs
  • Aligned with The Coca-Cola™ Company and The Coca-Cola™ bottling system, we are committed to creating a World Without Waste: one in which all our packages are recovered and recycled numerous times

World Without Waste

Sustainability Superheroes

Reverse Vending Machines

Coke Florida Water Stewardship Programs

Water Stewardship

Water Stewardship is critical to our business and our ecosystems and is essential to the health of our local communities.

Our support is focused on our efforts to:

  • Fund and support annual water replenishment projects for our critical watersheds
  • Provide rain barrels to conserve water and reduce stormwater runoff at home
  • Plant native species that assist in replenishing our local aquafers
  • Invest in innovations to conserve and best utilize water resources within our facilities and customer locations
  • Improve internal manufacturing and business practices to reduce the water-use ratio and overall water consumption

World Water Day

World Water Day, March 22, raises awareness about the importance of freshwater and sustainable management of water resources. Water is a vital resource in the Coke Florida manufacturing process. We are proud of the work we lead every day to conserve water, replenish water resources, and ensure access to clean and safe water for all.

How to Make a Rain Barrel

Through our Rain Barrel Program, Coke Florida donates upcycled syrup drums and conversion kits to local organizations and partners. A rain barrel system collects and stores rainwater from a roof that would otherwise be diverted to storm drains and streams.

Coke Florida Resiliency Programs & Partnerships

Resiliency

In the context of climate change, resilience is the ability of a community or a system – bottling plant, distribution network, or supply chain – to rebound following a shock such as a natural disaster.

Our support is focused on our efforts to:

  • Reducing our overall carbon footprint through supply chain improvements
  • Developing Resiliency Toolkits for Coke Florida’s territories
  • Supporting local resiliency work in the communities we serve and partnering to expand public knowledge on climate risks
  • Make investments in our fleet, including solar-powered equipment

Coke Florida Resiliency Projects

UM Sustainability Officers Summit

Earth Day Learning Garden

Coke Florida Litter & Waste Reduction

Litter & Waste Reduction

Our Litter & Waste Reduction focus combines efforts in our facilities and our communities.

We accomplish this by:

  • Certifying our local manufacturing facilities as Zero Waste to Landfill through our third-party partner, GreenCircle Certified
  • Engaging associates and customers in local cleanup events, such as the Ocean Conservancy’s  International Coastal Cleanup, one of The Coca-Cola Company’s longest-standing partners
  • Providing education on the importance of recovering recyclable packaging and preventing litter

Coke Florida Litter & Waste Reduction Support

Coke Florida works closely with community partners across the state that share the common goal in keeping our state pristine and in turn, make a greater local impact.

Our Community Pillars

Sustainability. Education. Economic Empowerment.

Rain Barrels
Coke Florida Laptops
Habitat for Humanity
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