Recycling Incorporated into Love the Boot Week Thanks to Osprey Initiative and The Coca-Cola Company

With support from Love the Boot Week sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company, Osprey Initiative was contracted to implement recycling for plastic bottles and aluminum cans at 13 cleanup events. Recovered were 1,888 bottles and 1,618 cans, totaling 157.27 lbs.



In total, the items collected had a low five percent contamination rate, meaning some things were picked up that were not recyclable like glass bottles, plastic cups and lids, plastic clam shells, food wrappers, and styrofoam cups.



“The Coca-Cola Company and Osprey Initiative made this new layer to Love the Boot Week so easy for event organizers and volunteers,” said Susan Russell, Executive Director of Keep Louisiana Beautiful. “We were excited to see the number of bottles and cans saved from the landfill.”


About Love the Boot Week

Love the Boot Week, organized by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, is Louisiana’s largest statewide cleanup and beautification event held during Earth Week. From April 17-23, 12,777 volunteers at 547 events in 64 parishes removed 313 tons of litter over the course of 61,493 hours. In addition, 370 trees and 3,542 plants were planted. Learn more here.


About The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company is a total beverage company with products sold in more than 200 countries and territories. Our company’s purpose is to refresh the world and make a difference. We sell multiple billion-dollar brands across several beverage categories worldwide. We’re constantly transforming our portfolio, from reducing sugar in our drinks to bringing innovative new products to market. We seek to positively impact people’s lives, communities and the planet through water replenishment, packaging recycling, sustainable sourcing practices and carbon emissions reductions across our value chain. Together with our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people, helping bring economic opportunity to local communities worldwide. Learn more at and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.