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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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