One morning along the banks of the Mississippi River, our associates from Heartland Coca-Cola in St. Charles, Missouri and the Coca-Cola North America (CCNA) manufacturing plant in Truesdale, Missouri teamed up in order to sort through recyclable materials. This volunteer project was the first of many by Heartland Coca-Cola following the recent grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation, supporting Living Lands and Waters (LL&W). The mission of the grant is to help restore and clean up our country’s beautiful rivers. LL&W, is based in Rock Island, Illinois and spearheads various clean ups along rivers across the country using a barrage to collect debris. During these clean ups, they make sure to recycle any material possible, such as beverage cans and bottles. Together CCNA and Heartland Coca-Cola sorted through over 14,000 pounds of PET bottles, aluminum cans, and glass bottles. Once they finished sorting through everything, the materials were sent directly to Phoenix Technologies in Hazelwood, Missouri for processing. All the PET materials that were collected, completely restored and converted into new Coca-Cola packaging. It is up to every single one of us to help the environment and we applaud our Heartland team in St. Charles for being a part of the solution.

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