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November 10, 2011
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  Special Reports Intro 
Special Report: Recycling in America, Part 2
Beverage companies have an inherent opportunity to create programs that encourage their can makers, distributors and customers to take part in recycling.

Part 1 of this report, published Tuesday, included a Q-and-A with PepsiCo executive Jeremy Cage on the company's Dream Machine project. PepsiCo is a sponsor of America Recycles Day, Nov. 15. In this part, below, we'll share some information about the event, as well as how companies in the beverage industry are reusing materials and encouraging their customers to take action.

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  In the News 
  • How technology can boost recycling rates
    Technology can help improve recycling rates and decrease waste production. RFID tags on bins can track participation and compare rates among demographics, and WeRecycle, a grant project at the University of Georgia, is using GPS-technology to find where recycling bins should be placed for increased participation. Mashable (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How Coca-Cola Enterprises in the U.K. reaches the consumer
    It's key that consumers see the benefits of recycling, said a Coca-Cola Enterprises commercial recycling manager in Great Britain. He added, "unless you understand the challenges that are going on at local authority level, you can't really offer any kind of support or help." CCE has promoted recycling tours at ASDA stores. (U.K.) (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Download “Passing On a Better World: 2011 Can Manufacturing Sustainability Report” to see what package holds the “most recycled” title in America. Like what you see? Pass it on. Sustainability is a goal we all share. Go to to download your report.

  ABA Resources 
  • A recycled can returns to the shelf in 60 days
    The top items to recycle include aluminum, PET plastic bottles and newspapers. The top reasons to recycle: It's good for our economy, it creates jobs and it reduces waste. Test your recycling knowledge and learn more facts.

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