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ILC recognized for plastics recycling program

23 April 2009

Industrias La Constancia (ILC) has been recognized for its recycling activities with an award from the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) and the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS).  In 2008, ILC provided 45% of the total amount recycled in the MARN and MSPAS joint recycling initiative, the National Recovery and Recycling of Plastics Program.

San Salvador, April 23, 2009. The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) and the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) awarded a recognition to Industrias La Constancia for its participation in the National Recovery and Recycling of Plastics Program.

This joint recycling initiative began in 2001, with the goal of facilitating packaging companies' participation in alternative solutions to the problem of post-consumer plastic waste. ILC joined the program in 2003, committing itself to the retrieval and recycling of plastic packaging.

Currently, ILC is helping to reduce the impact of packaging waste with its post-industrial recycling program, which has been completely implemented in the beer plant, and is beginning operations in the soft drink and ice-making plant.

The MARN and MSPAS recognition was awarded to 50 companies, which collectively retrieved a total of 2,178.30 tons of post-consumer plastics in 2008.  Industrias La Constancia collected 45% of that total. This amount has prevented the emission of 1,485 tons of CO2 into the environment, saved 10,890 barrels of oil, and prevented 990 tons of landfill waste.

Industrias La Constancia, subsidiary of SABMiller plc, is the leading drink-making company in El Salvador. Its mission is to quench thirst and give a positive experience to consumers by providing their favorite drinks.  The company's exceptional brands include Pilsener, Golden Light, Suprema, Barena and Regia beers; Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Tropical, Fresca and Kinley soft drinks; Cristal, Dasani, Paradise and Tampico waters and juices; as well as Powerade isotonic drinks. Industrias La Constancia's proactive contribution to environmental improvement, as well as the social and economic growth of El Salvador, are an essential part of it vision and a basic principle of the sustainability of its operations.

For more information, please contact:

José Carlos Bonilla, Vice-president of Corporate Relations or
Aldo Vallejo, Director of Corporate Relations
Industrias La Constancia, Edificio World Trade Center, Torre 1, 5to Nivel, 89 Avenida Norte y Calle El Mirador, Colonia Escalón, San Salvador, El Salvador, Centro América
PBX (503)  2209-7300 Fax (503) 2209- 7301

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