AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION 2019 ANNUAL REVIEW

The beverage industry has grown and evolved a great deal over the past 100 years, and our commitment to being a unified voice on behalf of our customers, consumers and communities remains as strong as ever. At our centennial celebration in October, we were privileged to recognize 11 charter members that have been with us since our beginning, reinforcing just how deep our industry’s roots are woven into the fabric of America. It is that local impact that makes our stories so personal and powerful.

Kirk Tyler

Chair, Board of Directors;

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,

Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Katherine Lugar

President and

Chief Executive Officer

Our plastic bottles are made to be remade

Every Bottle Back is a new, groundbreaking initiative led by The Coca-Cola Company, Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo to reduce our industry’s use of new plastic. We’re partnering with preeminent environmental and sustainability leaders—World Wildlife Fund, The Recycling Partnership and Closed Loop Partners—to support a more circular system for our bottles and ensure they don’t end up as waste in oceans, rivers or beaches.

Our plastic bottles are unique and were never intended to be single use. We are carefully designing them to be 100% recyclable—even the caps. They’re made from a plastic called PET, a light, strong, valuable and in-demand material that is easy to recycle and make into new plastic bottles and other everyday products. Simply put, our bottles are made to be remade.

(From left) PepsiCo Beverages North America’s Kirk Tanner, Keurig Dr Pepper’s Derek Hopkins, ABA’s Katherine Lugar, World Wildlife Fund’s Sheila Bonini and The Coca-Cola Company’s Jim Dinkins announce the Every Bottle Back initiative at the National Press Club during the Centennial Advocacy Summit in October.

“Initiatives like Every Bottle Back are a much-needed step in the right direction in an environment in which almost half of the municipalities in the United States remain without comprehensive recycling service.”

Ron Gonen

Chief Executive Officer

Closed Loop Partners

Keefe Harrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Recycling Partnership

“It’s clear, working together we’re better. When companies and governments pair their unique influence to solve for different parts of the problem, we have the ability to make meaningful impact and fix broken systems.”

Sheila Bonini

Senior Vice President of Private Sector Engagement

World Wildlife Fund

ABA’s Kevin Keane (far right) joins (from left) The Coca-Cola Company’s Caren Pasquale Seckler, Keurig Dr Pepper’s Monique Oxender and PepsiCo’s Paul Boykas at the Centennial Advocacy Summit for a discussion on plastics and sustainability.

The Congressional Plastics Solutions Task Force is briefed by ABA staff and member company representatives about the industry’s efforts to reduce the amount of new plastic in the environment through Every Bottle Back.

We’re also partnering with local and state governments and environmental groups to minimize our impact on the environment—by conserving water, reducing our carbon footprint and making recycling as easy as possible. This work also includes innovating recycling technologies and sustainable packaging.

When it comes to reducing sugar in the American diet, we’re leading the way. America’s beverage companies are continuing to provide families with new and reformulated beverage choices with reduced sugar or zero sugar and in smaller portion sizes.

We’re continuing our proactive, collaborative efforts to advance meaningful solutions for our economy and prevent narrow and regressive legislation that is too imposing on consumers or ineffective for the environment.

The American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA) supports local communities by providing grants to community organizations that work to advance both the physical health of their local citizens and the environmental health of their communities.

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