Bottled Water Industry Teams Up with Keep America Beautiful to Promote Value and Importance of Recycling
IBWA will become a national sponsor of America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative that takes place annually on and in the weeks leading into Nov. 15.
“The International Bottled Water Association is very excited to be working with Keep America Beautiful on this shared mission to improve recycling,” says Joe Doss, IBWA president and CEO.
All bottled water containers are 100 percent recyclable – even the caps.
The fact that our containers are so easy to recycle, where facilities exists, is more important than ever now – as there are more and more opportunities for these recycled containers to have a second life, not only as new bottles but also shoes, clothing, outdoor decking, furniture, playgrounds, and more.” “This new partnership with Keep America Beautiful will help IBWA expand our current efforts to encourage consumers to always recycle their bottled water containers with caps on, while at home or on the go, while bringing a new focus to reach and change the behavior of those who are currently less inclined to participate in recycling,” Doss said.
“Partnerships with industry stakeholders such as the IBWA and the support of programs like America Recycles Day are critical to help raise awareness to improve recycling participation and access.” “We stand committed to helping Americans better understand recycling and its potential for economic, environmental and community benefits by working with all stakeholders—manufacturers; the waste management industry; government entities; other nonprofit organizations; trade associations and beyond—to make recycling more sustainable and a daily social norm for all people,” Lowman said.
Bottled water has the lowest water and energy use of all packaged beverages.
With an average weight of just 9.25 grams, bottled water containers use far less PET plastic than carbonated soft drinks and other beverage packaging, which on average weigh 23.9 grams per bottle.
For more information about recycling bottled water containers, visit www.bottledwater.org/education/recycling.
About the International Bottled Water Association The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters, including spring, mineral, purified, artesian, and sparkling.
About Keep America Beautiful Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment.