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Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company Committed to Helping Philadelphians to Live Positively

Written by RecycleBank
Published: June 16, 2010

Philadelphia, PA- June 16, 2010—Today, the Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company announced that they have created a special partnership with RecycleBank that will positively affect Philadelphians and Philly Coke employees in an effort to garner a greater commitment to sustainability and recycling within the city. Together, their goal is to provide greater opportunity for both community members and employees who live within the region to recycle more, reduce waste and live positively while doing it.


Since 2006, Coca-Cola has been a valuable partner to RecycleBank, a meaningful rewards program that motivates people to recycle and take greener actions by rewarding them for their efforts. RecycleBank points are earned based on the weight of the recyclables and are redeemable for valuable discounts, free products like Coca-Cola, groceries, restaurants, pharmacy goods, and movie tickets, to name just a few.


"Coca-Cola understands the importance of recycling and has been a partner with RecycleBank since its inception. Here at Philly Coke we are taking it one step further by rewarding our employees and consumers for recycling and helping to reduce waste and preserve the environment, said Fran McGorry, President Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company."


Philly Coke is sponsoring 1,200 Coca-Cola branded recycling carts to encourage Philadelphia residents to recycle much more curbside. These carts will be distributed to families in need in each of the six sanitation districts in which RecycleBank offers curbside rewards for recycling in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia.


Philly Coke and RecycleBank are also launching the first ever “Points for Employees” Program, designed to encourage all Philly Coke employees to recycle more and make greener lifestyle choices. Through this inaugural program, all Philly Coke Employees will earn bonus RecycleBank Points for registering and taking steps for greener actions with RecycleBank. Details of this unique program include:

  • Bonus RecycleBank points for Philly Coke employees who activate their RecycleBank account and pledge to make greener choices
  • Monthly bonuses for Philly Coke employees participating in RecycleBank point-earning opportunities (recycling of trash, electronics, proper disposal of junk, etc.)

Additionally, RecycleBank, in conjunction with Philly Coke, will create a special Sweepstakes Promotion for Philadelphia metro region residents offering valuable prizes and rewards. The Sweepstakes will be promoted to members in the Philadelphia metro region area via RecycleBank’s website. Specific Sweepstakes prizes are still being determined.

“Coca-Cola believed in RecycleBank when it was just an entrepreneur’s vision and has continued to support us as we grow nationally,” said Matt Tucker, President of RecycleBank. “We are proud that our relationship with Coca-Cola continues to deepen as we work together on a number of activities to promote a more sustainable community in Philadelphia where this vision began, and to scale RecycleBank nationally.”


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About Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company

The Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company is the 4th largest Coca-Cola bottler in the U.S., employing over 1,200 people. It is one of the largest beverage distribution facilities in the U.S. and is a leader in manufacturing, selling, and distribution of soft drinks. Philly Coke (as most commonly referred) corporate offices are located in Northeast Philadelphia and serve a consumer base with over 6 million people across a territory that spans parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

About RecycleBank

RecycleBank® motivates people to recycle and rewards consumers for taking greener actions with points that can be redeemed from participating local and national business partners. Through collaboration and innovation, RecycleBank is helping to create a culture that encourages people to take simple steps towards greener lifestyles. With new products and services like residential recycling, product reuse, expanded e-waste recycling, responsible disposal or simply focusing on using what already exists in the world today, we believe that making greener choices shouldn’t feel at all like a trade off. It should be a trade up, and so RecycleBank rewards you every step of the way. RecycleBank currently provides service to over one million people across the U.S. and the U.K. and has been recognized with a number of business and environmental awards, including being named as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and as a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environmental Programme. RecycleBank is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit

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