Niagara Bottling, a driving force in packaging innovation joins The Recycling Partnership to help the rapidly growing nonprofit transform recycling in states, cities and communities across the country. By supporting The Recycling Partnership’s recycling solutions, Niagara Bottling along with 38 other companies, brands and organizations, including Coca-Cola, Target, Pepsi, P&G, Heineken, ExxonMobil, Amazon and Unilever’s Love Beauty and Planet is helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, decrease landfill waste and create stronger communities.
“We’re pleased to welcome Niagara Bottling to The Recycling Partnership,” says Beth Schmitt, Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships. “As a true innovator, Niagara Bottling understands that by joining our growing coalition of leading partners, they are helping deliver swift, measurable change in recycling across the country. Their support means that we can help more people recycle to create a healthier environment, economy and planet.”
Niagara Bottling, a family owned and operated-business, is one of the largest consumers of recycled PET (rPET) in North America. The company has also reduced the amount of PET in its Eco-Air Bottle® by over 50% in the past 10 years.
“We are very proud of the fact that over the last 20 years Niagara has been leading the beverage industry in innovation, sustainability, process efficiency and packaging material reduction,” says Executive Vice President Brian Hess. “Becoming a part of The Recycling Partnership is a clear and powerful way for us to expand our waste reduction efforts and make a positive impact on our communities, and the environment by contributing to the cost and effort necessary to make curbside recycling a reality in every community in the United States.”
Since 2014, The Recycling Partnership has reached 33 million households in 640 communities – almost a quarter of the U.S. population – through its efforts to improve recycling access and increase the quality of recyclables. In four short years, The Partnership has leveraged $29 million in infrastructure, diverting a total of 115 million pounds of recyclables from landfills, avoiding 164,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas and saving 2.0 trillion BTUs. Each year, The Recycling Partnership diverts more than 50 million pounds of recyclables from landfill, which is the equivalent of taking 13,000 cars off the road.
The Recycling Partnership’s goal is to help every family in America recycle and recycle well, so that the country can double its current recycling rate and capture 22 million more tons of recyclables per year, avoid 50 million metric tons of greenhouse gas annually and save $250 million in contamination costs every year.
“From Portland, Maine to Chicago, Illinois to Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Recycling Partnership has already impacted a quarter of the U.S. population through its recycling solutions,” says Schmitt. “The more support we receive from leading companies like Niagara Bottling, the more people we can impact. The more people we impact, the healthier our environment and economy will be in the future.”
About The Recycling Partnership
The Recycling Partnership (www.recyclingpartnership.org) is a national nonprofit organization that leverages corporate partner funding to transform recycling for good in cities and towns all across America. As the only organization in the country that engages the full recycling supply chain from the corporations that manufacture products and packaging to local governments charged with recycling to industry end markets, haulers, material recovery facilities, and converters; The Recycling Partnership positively impacts recycling at every step in the process. By the end of 2018, The Recycling Partnership expects to have served 750 communities with tools, resources and technical support, provided 500,000 recycling carts, reached 40 million households, and helped companies and cities invest more than $33 million in recycling infrastructure.
About Niagara Bottling
Niagara Bottling, LLC (www.niagarawater.com) has been family owned and operated since 1963. Headquartered in Ontario, California, Niagara operates bottling facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico. Niagara produces a variety of beverages including bottled water, sparkling water, tea, sports drinks and vitamin enhanced waters. Niagara has led the industry in package lightweighting and waste reduction efforts and is focused on creating long-term sustainable beverage solutions for its customers. For more information, visit www.niagarawater.com
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