35 CO2 vending machines installed at the US Capitol

By R744.com team, Apr 29, 2010, 12:49 1 minute reading

35 new climate friendly Coca-Cola vending machines for the US Capitol buildings have been unveiled. Featuring natural refrigerant CO2 that reduces direct greenhouse gas emissions by 99%, the machines support the ‘Green the Capitol’ programme, adding to the green options available to the members and staff of the US House of Representatives.

The CO2 vending machines were unveiled on 28 April 2010 by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Dan Beard, House Chief Administrative Officer and leaders from The Coca-Cola Company.

The new hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) -free cooling technology will reduce indirect greenhouse gas emissions by more than five tons over the lifetime of the machine. “The next time a member of the House of Representatives reaches for a Coke, it will be from a greener vending machine”, reads the Coca-Cola press release.

Greening the Capitol

The CO2 vending machines initiative is part of the ‘Green the Capitol’ programme, aiming to make the US House a model of sustainability for the country, through supporting the Members and agencies of the US House of Representatives through sustainable business practices, energy-efficient technologies and design and behavioural changes.

"This new technology from Coca-Cola supports the spirit of the Green the Capitol programme 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", said Chief Administrative Officer Beard.

The initiative is also in harmony with Coke’s pledge to eliminate HFCs in all new vending machines and coolers by 2015, and their interim commitment of eliminating these gases from 50% of such equipment already by 2012.

Further climate friendly machines to be installed

After having supplied about 1,400 climate-friendly coolers and vending machines for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, Coca-Cola North America will now focus on the US market, where it plans to install more than 400 HFC-free vending machines in different locations. 


By R744.com team (@r744)

Apr 29, 2010, 12:49

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