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Beverage container recycling scorecard

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Today As You Sow and the Container Recycling Institute released a report card on the performance of major U.S. beverage companies on recycling and recycled content in their containers. They found that except for Coke and Pepsi, the industry gets poor or failing grades.

Sales of beverages, especially bottled water, are increasing, while recycling rates plummet. "Waste and Opportunity: U.S. Beverage Container Recycling Scorecard and Report," the result of a year of original research, evaluates use of recycled content in bottles by beverage companies and demonstrated commitment to container recovery efforts.

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