Gov. Hassan praises Coca-Cola Bottling in Londonderry over sustainability
Built in 1989, the production center has expanded dramatically over the years, with its initial 150,000 square feet having since grown to nearly 500,000 square feet.
Coca-Cola of Northern New England has 10 distribution centers spread across New England and upstate New York and is the fourth largest coke bottler in the country, according to its website.
CCNNE president Mark Francoeur said sustainability is one of the company’s top priorities, noting that the 92 percent of everything that comes into the plant is eventually recycled.
David Rowell, president of Foss Manufacturing in Hampton, said his company uses recycled PET beverage bottles to produce Eco-fi, a polyester fiber used to make clothing, carpets and other textiles.
Neal said of his company commitment to maintaining a green eco-footprint “is simply the right thing to do and people want it.”
CCNNE director of capabilities Mike Elmer said encouraging consumers to recycle is a critical aspect of keeping production jobs in the Granite State.
“It’s a challenge right now,” she said. “We don’t have enough resources there to invest in data collections. At the same time, it’s so important to encourage people to recycle and to understand the benefits.”
“People don’t always realize what can be recycled,” Dube said. “It’s the tomato containers, the spice containers — the things you don’t automatically think of.”
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