South Atlantic Canners renews its commitment to protect the environment

Congratulations to South Atlantic Canners/Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated on their recent renewal into the South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program (SCEEP), a voluntary program for companies committed to improving and protecting our state’s environment.

South Atlantic Canners is located in Bishopville, South Carolina, and is the second largest production center for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated. They have four production lines, including the fastest can and 2-liter lines in the company.  Approximately 38 million cases of Coca-Cola product is produced at the facility per year.

South Atlantic Canners reportedly achieved zero waste to landfill status in 2014 and any materials that can’t be recycled are sent to an energy recovery facility.  Between 2011 and 2015, the facility reduced its overall carbon footprint by 3 percent, despite having an 8 percent increase in production.  They have also reportedly had decreases in their carbon dioxide emissions.

Community activities are also a strong point at South Atlantic Canners.  They are members of an “Adopt a Highway” program and have developed an “Adopt a Stream” program.  They have an extensive in-house recycling program and encourage employee participation on a recycling team.  Other community activities include a rain barrel donation program as well as a rain garden.

Join us in congratulating South Atlantic Canners/Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated on their renewed membership in the SCEEP.  Their membership will continue through March of 2020.

For more information about the SCEEP, please contact Rebecca Sproles at 803-898-3139 or sprolemr@dhec.sc.gov.

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