Arca Continental S.A.B. de C.V. issued the following announcement on June 5.
Arca Continental, one of the largest Coca-Cola bottlers in the world, maintains its commitment to caring for the environment through actions on water, energy and waste.
The company returns to nature more than 100% of the water it uses in productive processes through investments in technology to reduce, reuse and recycle the vital liquid, as well as boost the rain harvest through reforestation. In 2018 alone, more than 600,000 trees were planted, reaching 28 million since 2012 in the territories where it operates, through the Reforestation and Water Harvest program carried out as part of the Mexican Coca-Cola Industry.
Also, through the Vive tu Parque program, more than 100 public spaces with areas for recreation and exercise have been rehabilitated, benefiting the inhabitants of the areas where they are installed and giving them the possibility of outdoor activities.
Within energy efforts, 40% of the energy used in Mexico comes from renewable sources such as wind and biomass, generated in the sugar mills in which it participates.
In terms of waste management, Arca Continental is one of the main drivers of the circular economy in Mexico. Through PetStar - the largest food grade PET recycling plant in the world - more than 1, 640 million PET bottles were recycled in 2018.
In Mexico, 70% of the containers that the company sells are recycled and converted into new bottles, managing to incorporate an average of 30% of recycled content in their PET packaging, and up to 100% in bottles of the Ciel, Sprite brands. and Fresh.
Similarly, it works hand in hand with the Coca-Cola Company in the countries where it operates to achieve the objectives set for the "A World without Residues" program, mainly seeking that all packaging be 100% recyclable, containing at least 50% recycled resin and get to collect 100% of the packages that are put on the market by the year 2030.
With these actions Arca Continental reaffirms its position as an agent of positive change in society and a reference in the care of the environment.
To learn more about the actions and strategy of Social Responsibility and Sustainability of Arca Continental visit /responsabilidad-social.aspx.
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Source: Arca Continental S.A.B. de C.V.