Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWTL) status is achieved by diverting 100% of waste your company produces at the production facility from a landfill to a more sustainable disposal source.
PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate, a form of polyester (just like the clothing fabric).
CARRI: Community and Regional Resilience Institute
Water-Use Ratio (WUR): a calculation of the liters of water consumed in a beverage manufacturing setting versus the liters of products produced.
Closed-loop circular economy: a system in which all of the plastic packaging the company produces is designed to be recycled, kept in the economy, and reused in food and beverage packaging.
A Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) is an interactive deposit machine that accepts used(empty) PET and Aluminum beverage containers.