America’s leading beverage companies – The Coca-Cola Company, Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo –announce the launch of the Every Bottle Back recycling initiative

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LETTER: IBA’S Commitment to Growing Illinois’ Economy 

Illinois Beverage Association champions economic development and plays a critical role as an economic driver for the state, providing quality, good-paying jobs and generating significant revenue to bolster our communities.

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Letter: Urban sustainability starts with proper recycling practices
The State Journal-Register 

Monday, Oct. 4, marked World Habitat Day, a special day designated by The United Nations to reflect on the state of urban sustainability. The Illinois Beverage Association believes that urban sustainability starts with proper recycling practices to keep our environment clean and clear from waste, and we’re committed to ensuring our plastic bottles don’t end up in rivers, oceans, or landfills.

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Letter: Think Balanced
The Southern Illinoisan 

With students across Illinois returning to classrooms, parents must once again consider the nutritional choices their children make while at school. The Illinois Beverage Association (IBA) understands the importance of ensuring that schools offer healthy options for students.

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Letter: Committed to Economic Recovery
The News-Gazette 

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a serious toll on the Illinois economy, with hundreds of thousands of workers still out of a job. That is why the Illinois Beverage Association is proud to be part of the solution in helping the state’s economic recovery.

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Letter: Protect, preserve natural environment
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For more than 50 years, Earth Day has provided an opportunity for us to celebrate our beautiful planet. This Earth Day, April 22, and throughout the month of April, the Illinois Beverage Association (IBA) is reinforcing our industry’s longstanding commitment to protecting our environment through sustainable solutions, reducing our plastic footprint and helping create a more circular economy for recyclables.

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Letter: Illinois’ Food and Beverage Industries Are All In Illinois
Journal Star 

In these extraordinary times, our essential workers are showing up every day, so Illinoisans have access to basic needs. It has been incredible to see the bravery of Illinois’ medical professionals and first responders. We owe them a debt of gratitude.

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Spotlight: Protecting our natural resources for generations to come
Journal Star 

The city of Peoria serves as an economic hub for central Illinois due largely to the Illinois River. The river is a principal tributary of the Mississippi facilitating trade and shipping and along its banks are some of the richest farmland on earth.

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Let’s get every bottle back
Daily Herald 

According to the Rochester Institute of Technology, more than 22 million pounds of plastic end up on the shores of the Great Lakes. Our lakes are precious resources that we rely on daily — so it’s understandable when Illinoisans become frustrated when they see plastic bottles in nature. Illinois beverage makers share in that frustration.

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Coke, Dr Pepper, Pepsi execs: We are committed to reducing plastic waste
USA TODAY 

Americans love beverages and all the choices they have. They also like the convenience of the plastic bottles that many beverages come in. What they don’t like is where a lot of these bottles end up.

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American Beverage Association launches ‘Every Bottle Back’ campaign
PLASTICS TODAY 

America’s leading beverage companies—the Coca-Cola Co., Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo—have initiated a “breakthrough” effort to increase recycling rates and reduce the use of virgin resin by increasing collection of the industry’s valuable plastic bottles to make into new bottles.

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Sustainability alert: US beverage companies launch Every Bottle Back initiative
Recycling Today | November 1, 2019

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, Keurig Dr Pepper, Plano, Texas, and PepsiCo, Purchase, New York, have launched of the Every Bottle Back initiative, an effort to reduce the industry’s use of new plastic by making significant investments to improve the collection of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles.

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IBA NEWS RELEASES


IBA Co-Hosts Annual Springfield Business Day 

The first in-person event since the onset of the pandemic, IBA members directly engaged with members of the General Assembly and Pritzker administration on significant economic, sustainability and community benefits of Illinois’ non-alcoholic beverage industry.

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IBA member companies, Keurig Dr Pepper, The Coca-Cola Company, and PepsiCo, receive a 100% rating and named  as a 2022 “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.”

IBA is proud to announce our three member companies, Keurig Dr Pepper, The Coca-Cola Company, and PepsiCo, were among the 842 businesses selected by The Human Rights Campaign Foundation as businesses that met the criteria to receive a 100% rating and the designation as a 2022 “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.”

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Statement from Rob Nash, Executive Director of the Illinois Beverage Association regarding Chicago Ordinance O2021-5726, “Healthy Beverages Ordinance” introduced at December 15th, 2021 meeting of the Chicago City Council
December 16, 2021

Earlier this year, the Illinois Beverage Association partnered with the American Heart Association, members of the General Assembly and Illinois restaurants to support legislation (Public Act 102-0529) establishing menu guidelines for children’s meals.

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Beverage Industry Celebrates “America Recycles Week” By Emphasizing Cross-Industry Effort to Improve Recycling
November 15, 2021

Today kicks off “America Recycles Week”, during which the non-alcoholic beverage industry is promoting its significant efforts in recycling through its groundbreaking Every Bottle Back program, emphasizing the importance of protecting our environment and natural resources year-round. To date, the industry’s Every Bottle Back program has led to nearly $13 million in investments in 11 communities nationwide to help over 300,000 households recycle nearly 693 million more pounds of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic

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Beverage Industry Celebrates Milestone in Reducing Consumption of Beverage Calories
October 18, 2021

The latest evaluation of the non-alcoholic beverage industry’s commitment to reduce the sugar consumers get from beverages shows that consumption of full-calorie beverages declined in 2020 for the fourth consecutive year.

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IBA Congratulates Olympians for Historic Tokyo 2020 Participation
July 22, 2021

The Illinois Beverage Association (IBA) proudly salutes those participating in the historic 2020 Tokyo Olympics, including more than 60 Olympians with Illinois connections who are competing in the games.

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PepsiCo Launches $40 Million Community College Program for Black and Hispanic Students Across the Country

Recognizing the need for systemic change to address barriers that make it difficult for low-income students of color to pursue higher education, PepsiCo and its philanthropic arm, the PepsiCo Foundation, today announces a new $40 million scholarship and professional mentoring program to support Black and Hispanic aspiring and graduating community college students.

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Illinois Beverage Association Salutes PepsiCo & COVID-19 Response Efforts Supporting Communities of Color

The Illinois Beverage Association (IBA) salutes member company PepsiCo and its philanthropic arm, The PepsiCo Foundation, who recently launched a nationwide COVID-19 relief and response effort.

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The Coca-Cola Company, partnering with local distributor Heartland Coca-Cola, donated 32,500 plastic face shields to the State of Illinois to protect those essential frontline workers who are keeping the people of Illinois safe.


Illinois Beverage Association Completes Rebrand with Launch of New Website

On Thursday, June 4th the Illinois Beverage Association (IBA) announced its rebranding with the launch of its new website www.illinoisbeverage.org.

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America’s leading beverage companies introduce “EVERY BOTTLE BACK” Initiative

The Coca-Cola Company, Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo Will Support Circular Plastics Economy Through Investment and Action, in Conjunction with World Wildlife Fund, The Recycling Partnership & Closed Loop Partners

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Can the Tax Coalition celebrates passage of Cook County Beverage Tax Repeal

Cook County today became the first local unit of government in the country to repeal an existing beverage tax when the County Board overwhelmingly voted 15-2 to end the county’s unfair, over-reaching and unpopular beverage tax.

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Illinois Beverage Association Meets with Elected Officials in Springfield During Annual Business Day

Business Day is an annual opportunity participate in the legislative process and a chance to speak directly with Members of the General Assembly while they are considering legislation that directly impacts the Illinois’ non-alcoholic beverage industry.

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Illinois Beverage Association Members Host Elected Officials For Facility Tours

Illinois Beverage Association members hosted a series of tours for local and state officials at bottling plants and distribution facilities in their districts to highlight the direct and indirect jobs created by the beverage industry in each district.

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Illinois Beverage Association featured at National Government Affairs Conference

Beverage company representatives and hundreds of state beverage associations from across the country gathered for a two-day National Government Affairs Conference (NGAC) in Chicago to share insights on key industry issues.

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Illinois Beverage Association Member Sponsors Premiere Sports Competition

Heartland Coca-Cola is the local distributer in central and southern Illinois and is a founding partner of the Illinois Special Olympics Summer Games. In addition to sponsoring the event, Heartland shows their support by providing volunteers to assist athletes during the games.

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