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Coca-Cola Reduces Direct Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 99 Percent

May 05, 2010

WASHINGTON - Coca-Cola has introduced a series of innovations throughout the nation's Capitol designed to reduce the Company's environmental footprint at each step in the manufacturing, distribution, and sales processes. These include: HFC-free coolers and vending machines, hybrid-electric delivery trucks and trailers, a closed-loop recycling program for the Capitol buildings and facilities, and a new recycling program for the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

In the metro-D.C. area alone, Coca-Cola Enterprises has deployed 20 hybrid electric delivery trucks and tractor trailers in the last year. CCE's hybrid electric trucks produce about 30 percent fewer emissions than standard trucks, and use technology to drastically reduce emissions when they're idling or in traffic.

The Company has 336 hybrid electric trucks in its fleet, giving it the largest private fleet of hybrid electric vehicles in North America. Coca-Cola also partnered with the National Park Service (NPS), the National Park Foundation (NPF), and the Trust for the National Mall (TNM) last year to create a recycling program for the National Mall and Memorial Parks. Coca-Cola Recycling is working with NPS and TNM to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the waste stream at the National Mall and develop a sustainable recycling program. The program will be designed to suit the needs of special events and include recycling education for visitors to the parks.

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