Environment

Our industry has a longstanding commitment to a cleaner environment. Our members are constantly searching for ways to further lessen their environmental impact. After all, we have a vested interest in protecting our natural resources—it’s good for business, consumers and the planet.

We carefully consider the environmental impact of our products throughout their life cycle. Beverage containers are 100 percent recyclable and are among the most recycled consumer packaging in the nation. And while the main ingredient in most of our beverages is water, we account for only a small portion of the nation’s overall water usage: just one out of every 3,300 gallons withdrawn from ground or surface water sources.

Our plastic bottles account for only 0.03 percent of all municipal waste. In other words, we are a small part of the landfill challenge. Yet, we are working to be a big part of the solution by reducing the weight of our containers and supporting greater recycling efforts.

For more information about our environmental footprint and life cycle information of our packaging, check out:

Ohio’s Stewardship

Recycling

Water Stewardship

Packaging

Deposits & Taxes

Full Circle

KOB Executive Director Honored by Senator Lou Gentile and Senator Cliff Hite

June 12, 2013: Senators Lou Gentile and Cliff Hite honor Mike Mennett, Executive Director of Keep Ohio Beautiful (KOB), and other representatives from KOB for their participation in the "Great American Cleanup".  The Senators thanked KOB for their efforts to make Ohio a more beautiful state.  OSDA Executive Director, Kimberly McConville (back row 3rd from left), participated in the recognition as a member of the KOB board.

June 12, 2013: Senators Lou Gentile and Cliff Hite honor Mike Mennett, Executive Director of Keep Ohio Beautiful (KOB), and other representatives from KOB for their participation in the “Great American Cleanup”. The Senators thanked KOB for their efforts to make Ohio a more beautiful state. OSDA Executive Director, Kimberly McConville (back row 3rd from left), participated in the recognition as a member of the KOB board.

ODNR Recycling & Litter Prevention Advisory Board Tour Rumpke’s Columbus Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)