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Coca-Cola Introduces HFC-Free Vending to the House of Representatives

The next time a member of the House of Representatives
reaches for a Coke, it will be from a greener vending machine. Today,
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) joined Dan Beard, House Chief
Administrative Officer and leaders from Coca-Cola to unveil 35 new
climate friendly Coca-Cola vending machines for the Capitol buildings
including the House, Senate and Visitor’s Center. The new vending
machines are hydro-fluorocarbon-free (HFC-free) and feature a natural
refrigerant gas that substantially reduces direct greenhouse gas
emissions by 99 percent.

“I am extremely proud of the great work by the House Green the Capitol Program, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to reduce our environmental footprint here on the Hill,” said House Majority Leader
Hoyer. “I am encouraged that Coca-Cola stepped up to provide these new
vending machines, demonstrating how public and private sectors can work
together to bring innovative green solutions to the marketplace.”

The House of Representatives is the first location in the U.S. to
feature Coca-Cola’s new HFC-free vending machines. The new HFC-free
cooling technology has approximately 1,430 times less global warming
impact than the typical HFC refrigerant gas used in the U.S. and will
reduce indirect greenhouse gas emissions by more than five tons over
the lifetime of the machine. Coca-Cola North America will install more
than 400 HFC-free vending machines and coolers in locations throughout
the U.S. in 2010. Earlier this year, Coca-Cola showcased HFC-free
vending machines and coolers in Vancouver, Canada to support a green
Winter Olympic Games. Coca-Cola and its bottling partners set a global
goal to transition to HFC-free vending machines and coolers for new
purchases by 2015.

“The conversion to HFC-free vending machines will produce a dramatic
reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions over time,” said Chief
Administrative Officer Beard. “This new technology from Coca-Cola
supports the spirit of the Green the Capitol program and gives the
House staff yet another green option. Through Coca-Cola’s environmental
efforts as well as our own, we are setting an example of the greener
future we hope to achieve as a nation.”

Coca-Cola has introduced a series of innovations throughout the Capitol
designed to reduce the Company’s environmental footprint at each step
in the manufacturing, distribution and sales processes. These include:
HFC-free coolers and vending machines, hybrid-electric delivery trucks
and trailers, a closed-loop recycling program for the Capitol buildings
and facilities, and a new recycling program for the National Mall and
Memorial Parks.

“We value our relationship with the House of Representatives and the
opportunity to showcase innovative solutions that accomplish our mutual
environmental goals,” said Steve Cahillane, president, Coca-Cola
Enterprises North America. “Our efforts at the Capitol, throughout
Washington D.C., and around the country are examples of how we engage
with our stakeholders to ensure that environmental sustainability is at
the core of our business every day.”

Bottles and other plastic materials collected from recycling bins and
centers in the metro-Washington D.C. area are processed and recycled
for reuse at a Coca-Cola’s bottle-to-bottle recycling facility in
Spartanburg, S.C., representing a true “closed loop” system. The
Spartanburg facility is the world’s largest bottle-to-bottle recycling
plant, capable of recycling 100 million pounds of recycled PET for
reuse back into bottles each year.

In the metro-D.C. area alone, Coca-Cola Enterprises has deployed 20
hybrid electric delivery trucks and tractor trailers in the last year.
CCE’s hybrid electric trucks produce about 30 percent fewer emissions
than standard trucks, and use technology to drastically reduce
emissions when they’re idling or in traffic.

The Company has 336 hybrid electric trucks in its fleet, giving it the
largest private fleet of hybrid electric vehicles in North America.
Coca-Cola also partnered with the National Park Service (NPS), the
National Park Foundation (NPF), and the Trust for the National Mall
(TNM) last year to create a recycling program for the National Mall and
Memorial Parks. Coca-Cola Recycling is working with NPS and TNM to
conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the waste stream at the National
Mall and develop a sustainable recycling program. The program will be
designed to suit the needs of special events and include recycling
education for visitors to the parks.

About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage
company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still
brands. Along with Coca-Cola, recognized as the world’s most valuable
brand, the Company’s portfolio includes 12 other billion dollar brands,
including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater,
Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply and Georgia Coffee. Globally, we arethe
No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, juices and juice drinks and
ready-to-drink teas and coffees. Through the world’s largest beverage
distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the
Company’s beverages at a rate of 1.6 billion servings a day. With an
enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is
focused on initiatives that protect the environment, conserve resources
and enhance the economic development of the communities where we
operate. For more information about our Company, please visit our
website at

About Coca-Cola Enterprises
Coca-Cola Enterprises is the world's largest marketer, distributor and
producer of bottle and can liquid nonalcoholic refreshment. CCE sells
approximately 80 percent of The Coca-Cola Company's bottle and can
volume in North America and is the sole licensed bottler for products
of The Coca-Cola Company in Belgium, continental France, Great Britain,
Luxembourg, Monaco, and the Netherlands. For more information on the
company, please visit For more information about CCE’s commitment to Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, please visit


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