Why is it important to recycle?
Recycling your drinks containers when you have finished with them means they can be turned back into more soft drinks packaging or made into other useful products. It also reduces the burden on virgin materials. Current recycling rates are rising, but there is still room for improvement:
- plastic bottle recycling rate 57%
- metal can recycling rate 60%
- glass bottle recycling rate 68%
Cans, bottles (glass and plastic) and cartons are all recyclable, so it’s important that you do your bit. Here’s where you can find out whether our products are collected for recycling in your area.
How does the recycling process work?
WRAP has developed some great videos illustrating what happens to your plastic and glass bottles, cans and cartons when you recycle them and also provides some useful facts and figures on these materials on the Recycle Now website.
What is the industry doing to reduce its carbon footprint?
The soft drinks industry takes the protection of the environment very seriously, which is why we are working with the whole supply chain to reduce our footprint. We are looking at key hotspot areas including water use, packaging, raw materials and carbon impacts. For more information, take a look at our sustainability roadmap page.
What is Lightweighting?
For information on lightweighting, visit our Packaging page