BigNews.Biz - Jul 13,2010 - (From PoliticalNews.me)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - On July 9, 2010, U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich (NM-1) met with Coca-Cola employees on at their bottling center to see first-hand how the bottling center, which employs 250 workers on Albuquerque’s west side, is enacting conservation and recycling practices in its local facility. The bottling center’s vehicles are a part of the largest hybrid and electric heavy-duty delivery fleet in North America. Rep. Heinrich received a demonstration of cardboard and plastic recycling as a practice to reduce the amount of garbage in the Albuquerque landfill. Coca-Cola Enterprises, as a part of the largest beverage distribution system in the world, has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 15% by 2020 as compared to its 2007 baseline.
“As a large, successful corporation, Coca-Cola has the opportunity to lead by example in reducing energy consumption and developing sustainable workplace practices,” said Rep. Heinrich. “Here in New Mexico, we already know the potential for clean energy to create jobs and jumpstart our economy. Through American ingenuity and policies like the American Clean Energy and Security Act, we can unleash the full potential of this growing industry and put even more Americans to work building the clean energy economy.”