Sustainability

We're serious about our responsibility for our planet's precious natural resources and it shows. From water conservation, to reducing emissions, to partnering with environmental organizations, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (CCBCC) continues to demonstrate leadership as an environmental steward. We support those who live positively.

 

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Water Conservation

We take great pride in operating some of the most water-efficient plants in the world. In fact, our plants far exceed industry standards for water conservation. We not only reduce water use in our plants, but we also recycle wastewater from our manufacturing processes while adhering to stringent quality standards. Our Charlotte, NC, bottling plant has its own wastewater treatment facility that allows us to discharge water that is as clean as the water we purchase.

Leading an effort to promote the use of rain barrels, our Nashville production facility provides empty concentrate drums to the Cumberland River Compact (CRC). Each year, as part of education classes focused on preserving water and natural resources in southeastern rivers, more than 500 of these drums are converted into rain barrels. Using rain barrels to collect water and then using it to water plants, wash a car or wash windows is a great way for individuals to save water, save money and help protect the environment.

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Protecting Wildlife Diversity

Since 2008, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to promote sustainable water policies, including water reuse practices. The rivers and streams in the Cumberland, Mobile and Tennessee River basins contain more aquatic diversity than anyplace else in North America, and the objective of our partnership is to protect and restore this diversity.

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Recycle & Win

In addition, we developed a comprehensive Recycle & Win program that encourages consumers in our local markets to recycle via partnerships with city and county governments, local media and local retailers, such as Harris Teeter. These partnerships have resulted in measurable recycling rate increases throughout the region that we serve.