“I cannot think of a better way to support our local community than to bring our employees outhere to volunteer and to provide some much-needed recycling bins to the park system,” said Rik Schwarz from Coca-Cola Refreshments. “We enjoy being part of this community and want tosee the park system continue to flourish for many years to come.”Coca-Cola is committed to expanding community recycling programs. Since 2008, theCompany has placed more than 150,000 recycling bins throughout North America. This recentdonation to Saint Paul Department of Parks & Recreation will add to that figure.“We are really happy to accept Coca-Cola’s donation of these recycling bins,” said Mike Hahm,director of the Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation. “We are always looking for moreways to encourage people to recycle their bottles and cans when they visit our parks and we believe these bins will do just that.”Coca-Cola has made a goal to recover and recycle, or support the recovery and recycling of, thenumber of bottles and cans equivalent to 50 percent of those they have placed in the market by2015. In 2007, The Coca-Cola Company established Coca-Cola Recycling to inform itscustomers and employees about the importance of recycling.For more information on The Coca-Cola Company’s recycling initiative, go to:www.cokerecycling.com
The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshingconsumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's mostvaluable brand, our Company's portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke,Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero,
water, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and DelValle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers inmore than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of more than 1.8 billion servings a day.With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused oninitiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe,inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of thecommunities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world'stop 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visitCoca-Cola Journey atwww.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter attwitter.com/CocaColaCo or check out our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, atwww.coca-colablog.com.
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is a nationally accredited and gold medal award-winningorganization that manages more than 170 parks and open spaces, AZA accredited Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 25 city-operated recreation centers, four municipal golf courses, more