Posts Tagged ‘Coca-Cola’

Coca-Cola Goes Green

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Coke is going forward with their plans to turn all of their 10 million vending machines worldwide hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) free by 2015. The beverage company sells everything from soda and juice drinks to water which is all stored cold in vending machines by HFC. The surprising stat here is that the 10 million Coke vending machines release 15 millions tons of green house gasses, which accounts for nearly 40% of the company’s carbon footprint.

It is no secret that HFC are filled with greenhouse gasses that are partly to blame for global climate chance. At the rate we are going HFC are expected to make up 28 to 45 percent of carbon emissions by 2050.


Coca-Cola Uses Recycled Plastic Bottles To Create Uniforms

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Coca-Cola will have about 550 employees working at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC and all of them will be wearing uniforms made from recycled plastic bottles and a blend of cotton.  But this is not the only thing Coca-Cola is doing during the 2010 Winter Olympics to curb their impact on the environment.

Coca-Cola also plans to:

1) Use state-of-the-art coolers and vending machines that will cut their green-house emissions substantially due to eliminating their usage of hydroflurocarbons.  The new units will use carbon dioxide as a refrigerant.

2) Use 600+ recycling bins throughout the venues in order to encourage people to recycle their plastic bottles.

3) Use hybrid or high-efficiency vehicles during the Games.

4) Divert 95% of the waste produced during the Games away from landfills.

5) Buy “gold-standard” carbon off-sets to compensate for the emissions produced from its Games related-vehicles, air transportation devices, and temporary coolers used.

Coca-Cola has done its part to be environmentally friendly through their recycling efforts and you can be involved in recycling efforts too!  Donate your used cell phone, PDA, digital camera, or i-pod today!

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