12 Aug '11, 11am

Coca-Cola, Nestle Finally Accept End-of-Life Product Stewardship

After decades of pressure to do so, Coca-Cola and Nestlé Waters North America say they will take responsibility for collecting and recycling used bottles and cans, if states pass laws requiring that. The companies are actively supporting extended producer responsibility laws for post-consumer packaging - similar to those in place in Canada and Europe - to reverse lagging US bottle and can recycling rates, according to a report by shareholder advocacy group, As You Sow. "Waste & Opportunity: U.S. Beverage Container Recycling Scorecard and Report," is As You Sow's third review of the beverage industry and its recycling efforts since 2006. "The major development since our last survey has been the willingness of leading beverage companies to consider new legislative mandates requiring them to take responsibility for their post-consumer packaging," says Conrad MacKerron, Senior...

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