Members of the VBA have a longstanding commitment to a cleaner environment. Our members are constantly working to further lessen their environmental impact:
- Water usage: VBA members are efficient water users and account for only a small portion of overall water usage just one out of every 3300 gallons withdrawn from ground or surface water sources.
- Beverage containers: Our beverage containers are 100% recyclable and are among the most recycled consumer packaging in the nation. The beverage industry is a founding member of the National Recycling Partnership along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other beverage and food groups.
- Recycling: Many of our plants have a goal of becoming 100% landfill free and many of our sites have ongoing energy saving programs. Also, frequently our members lead community-based initiatives to recycle and develop litter control programs.