Environmental Responsibility

Injecting New Life Into Recycling

Did you know that Coca-Cola was the first ever to commercialize a beverage bottle made from recycled plastic?

We need your beverage containers to make new ones. So much that Coca-Cola operates its own recycling collection company.

Coke Recycle BinSince 2007, Coca-Cola Recycling has worked with the Coca-Cola system and community partners to increase the collection of beverage packaging for use again in North America. Coca-Cola currently manages 30 dedicated recycling centers, a commercial brokerage network, an online recycling bin fulfillment site and the execution of local recycling programs around the country. With your help, Coca-Cola is developing cost effective solutions for re-using beverage containers. Last year Coca-Cola Recycling recovered over 200 million pounds of recyclables and has a goal to reach 500 million pounds by 2010.

  • Did you know...
    • Worldwide, 7000 products from The Coca-Cola Company are consumed every second. The need to recycle is great!
    • Coca-Cola has built the world’s largest plastic bottle-to-bottle recycling plant in Spartanburg, S.C., which will turn used bottles into nearly two billion new 20-oz Coke bottles every year. The response is great!
    • The energy savings from recycling one bottle is powerful – It will power a computer for 25 minutes. The results are great!

Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company has joined Coca-Cola Recycling in sponsoring several local programs on campuses and in communities throughout Oklahoma and NW Arkansas. We are including recycling activity to all of the proposals to our new and existing customers.

Join Great Plains recycling efforts by utilizing recycle bins wherever and whenever you can. Recycling is good for everyone! Be a part of it!

Coca-Cola Best Positioned for the Future

Water Conservation
  • We’ve established over 100 water conservation programs in 49 countries
  • Focusing on Plant Performance
  • Committed to watershed protections
  • Heavily involved in community water initiatives
  • Development of packaging designs that use less material
  • Investing in technologies and recovery systems that enable us to use more recycled materials
  • Developing and promoting community recycling programs
Climate & Energy
  • We have significant initiatives targeting improvements in the following four areas:
  • Refrigeration equipment
  • Offices and bottling plants
  • Fleet and transportation
  • Global awareness and action