Recycle for Nature

PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy are teaming up to increase recycling and protect nature. Recycle your bottles and cans to help PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy protect clean drinking water for millions of people in America's iconic waterways. So go out and recycle!

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By recycling for nature, you will help PepsiCo and TNC to improve drinking water for 11 percent of the U.S. population, or 1 in 9 Americans.

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An estimated 250 million gallons of water annually, a total of 1.2 billion, will be saved through this program. That's the equivalent of 62.5 million showers.

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Recycle for Nature will benefit more than 35 million people—more than the combined populations of the 10 largest U.S. cities.

The Power of Partnership at Work

By recycling your bottles and cans, you will help support PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy's efforts to protect nature and clean drinking water across the country.

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Committed to Clean Water

Almost all of us live in or are connected to a watershed, which serves as nature's filtration system for drinking water. Recycle for Nature will support six projects in iconic watersheds that supply drinking water to millions of Americans.

Recycle for Nature in Action

Nearly 40 percent of the U.S. is currently facing droughts. 35 percent of rivers and 60 percent of lakes are unsafe for drinking, swimming and fishing. When you recycle for nature, PepsiCo Recycling will help improve and protect America's watersheds. Find out how.

Green Swamp Preserve

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GREEN SWAMP PRESERVE, NORTH CAROLINA

The Green Swamp is home to 17 species of carnivorous plants, and is one of the last places on Earth where the Venus Fly Trap thrives. Coastal development and fire suppression is threatening these fascinating plants. Recycle for Nature is working to improve and restore habitat and mitigate fire threats so these carnivorous plants can live on, and awe people, for years to come.

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Green Swamp Preserve is home to 17 species of carnivorous plants, including the Venus Fly Trap.

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It can take up to 12 days for the Venus Fly Trap to digest its meal.

Colorado River

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Colorado River

Do you live in Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Las Vegas or Salt Lake City? Then the Colorado River supplies drinking water for you and the more than 33 million people in the Southwest. Recycle for Nature is working to restore and protect high-quality water supplies by establishing a working water bank for the State of Colorado, saving up to 100 million gallons of water annually.

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The Colorado River irrigates more than 4 million acres of land (that's the size of Connecticut!) and serves as the lifeblood of the American Southwest.

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The Colorado River supplies drinking water to more than 33 million people. Are you one of them?

Kings River

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Kings River

We're working to restore the Kings River to a place that's, well, fit for a king. Located in Northwest Arkansas, the Kings River contributes to the drinking water of dozens of communities in Arkansas and Missouri as it flows across the Ozark Plateau into Table Rock Lake, a major public water supply and recreational area. Land use changes in the Kings River watershed have affected the habitats and water quality of the river. Recycle for Nature will support the conservation of a 60-mile river corridor that is essential to protecting and restoring land and water quality.

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Recycle for Nature will support the conservation of a 60-mile river corridor that is essential to protecting and restoring land and water quality.

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Species of fish, crayfish, mussels, turtles and aquatic insects that are found only in the Ozarks.

FRONT RANGE FOREST

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DENVER'S FRONT RANGE FOREST

You may not know it but megafires can impact your drinking water. That's why Recycle for Nature is increasing fire protection and improving water security for 3.7 million people living in the Denver area. This area also contains 1.5 million acres of ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests in urgent need of restoration to protect people and forests from destructive megafires. Together, we can protect the Front Range.

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Colorado's Front Range Forest contains 1.5 million acres of ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests in urgent need of restoration.

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Recycle for Nature will increase fire protection and improve water security for 3.7 million people in the Denver area.

Verde River

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Verde River

Did you know? The Verde River supplies drinking water to more than 2 million people in Phoenix, providing one-fifth of the city's water supply. It is also one of the 10 most endangered rivers in the U.S. Recycle for Nature will support the conversion of flood irrigation on farmland to high efficiency drip irrigation. Every acre converted will save approximately 1.3 million gallons of water each year in the Great American Southwest Desert.

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The Verde River supplies drinking water to more than 2 million people in Phoenix.

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1.3 million gallons of water saved each year by the conversion of farmland from flood irrigation to high efficiency drip irrigation.

Cape Fear

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Cape Fear, North Carolina

Cape Fear is North Carolina's largest river basin and is the only river in the state to empty directly into the Atlantic Ocean. More than 20 percent of North Carolina's population, 1.4 million people, live in the Cape Fear basin and rely on it for clean drinking water. Recycle for Nature will improve water quality on the Lower Cape Fear River by helping improve the management of lands lying upstream. With more land protected and less runoff entering the river, Cape Fear will continue to be a source of clean water for people and nature.

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The Cape Fear watershed provides clean drinking water to nearly 1.4 million people.

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of North Carolina's population lives in the Cape Fear basin and relies on it as a source of clean drinking water.

As part of PepsiCo’s commitment to contribute up to $5 million over 5 years, between now and December 31, 2018, The Nature Conservancy benefits from the PepsiCo Recycle for Nature program. For every 0.25% point increase in the American Beverage Association's national recycling rate, PepsiCo will contribute $31,250 funding in support of watershed protection and clean drinking water, up to $250,000 per year. For every 1 reward point, donated by a PepsiCo Recycling Program member out of their reward point pool to the Conservancy, the Company will contribute $0.01 in support of watershed protection and clean drinking water, up to $50,000 per year. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the land and waters on which all life depends. More information about the Conservancy is available by mail at 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203, by phone at (800) 628-6860 or at www.nature.org

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