The Illinois Beverage Association (IBA) congratulates the City of LaSalle on receiving an investment of $55,000 from American Beverage, the nation’s leading advocate of the non-alcoholic beverage industry, to improve the community’s curbside recycling infrastructure.
As the holiday season approaches, many people are thinking about how to maintain a healthy balance of sugar and calories. The Illinois Beverage Association (IBA) encourages safe holiday celebrations with mocktails made from our industry’s delicious non-alcoholic beverages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LaSalle, Illinois, Selected for Recycling Investment Through Beverage Industry’s Every Bottle Back Initiative
American Beverage today announced LaSalle, Illinois, has been selected to receive an investment of $55,500 from the beverage industry to improve the community’s curbside recycling system. This investment, combined with $4.5 million in city matching funds, will provide 3,700 households in LaSalle with free, 96-gallon recycling carts.
The Illinois Beverage Association Welcomes 103rd Illinois General Assembly
The Illinois Beverage Association welcomes the state legislators serving in the 103rdIllinois General Assembly. The inauguration of the House and Senatewas held on Wednesday, January 11th, officially commencing the legislative session.
The Illinois Beverage Association (IBA) attended the American Beverage Government Affairs Conference held in California this October. Member companies and state association heads gathered at the conference to discuss public health, environmental, packaging and sustainability issues within the Beverage Industry
The Illinois Beverage Association (IBA) is celebrating National Recycling Day by touting the importance of industry-wide efforts to recycle. To ensure Illinois’ environment and natural resources, such as the Illinois River are preserved, IBA has teamed up with America’s leading beverage companies and environmental and sustainability partners to bring Every Bottle Back.
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.
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.