With the 47th annual Earth Day (April 22) roughly a month away, consumers increasingly are reminded about the environmental sustainability efforts in which they can participate. But consumers aren’t the only ones who try to take the extra step to be more environmentally conscious. Throughout the beverage industry, initiatives are being taken to heighten awareness of and participation in environmentally friendly practices.
Celebrating advancements in the recyclability of beverage packaging, The Carton Council of North America announced that 60 percent of U.S. households now can recycle food and beverage cartons through their local recycling programs. This signifies that food and beverage carton recycling now is available to a majority of consumers, and, according to the Federal Trade Commission green guidelines, can carry the standard “Please Recycle” logo, it says.