Dr. Pepper Snapple Group awards park recycling grants

The Plano, Texas-based Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, through collaboration with Keep America Beautiful, Stamford, Connecticut, has provided funding for 900 new recycling bins in public parks across the country through its Recycling Bin Grant Program.

Applications who invested local funds to purchase additional bins outside of the program were given preference during the review process. The program provides four different styles of bin:

  • landscape;
  • general purpose;
  •  round; and
  •  transition.

“We’re taking aim at two challenges that communities face nationwide, cleaning up parks and other shared spaces and reducing the strain on landfills,” Vicki Draughn, vice president of corporate affairs for Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, says in a news release announcing the grant recipients. “Our partnership with Keep America Beautiful puts more recycling bins in more cities within reach of more consumers who are on-the-go, helping tackle both of those challenges.”

“With the help of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, we’re transforming public spaces into beautiful places by making sure more recyclables are being placed in proper receptacles in our parks and natural areas,” says Brenda Pulley, senior vice president of recycling for Keep America Beautiful. “Our partnership is helping to make recycling more accessible and convenient, which is one of primary factors in making recycling a daily habit.”

The full list of 2016 recipients is available online.

 

Source: Recycling Today