Dr Pepper Snapple Group Renews Commitment to Keep America Beautiful
State and Local Governments Invited to Apply for DPS-funded Grants
for Recycling Bins in Parks
PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) has renewed its partnership with Keep
America Beautiful (KAB) with a $300,000 commitment that continues
efforts to provide recycling opportunities to consumers.
Now in its second year, the DPS/KAB Park Recycling Grant Program funds
the placement of recycling bins within city, regional and state public
parks across the nation. Now through Feb. 11, 2014, the program is
accepting applications for recycling bin grants on its website, http://irecycleonthego.wordpress.com/.
Those eligible to apply are state and local government agencies that
deal with recycling activities in local, regional and state parks.
"Enjoying a day at the park is an even better experience when there are
recycling bins in convenient locations," said Vicki Draughn, vice
president of corporate affairs at DPS. "Our continued partnership with
Keep America Beautiful is an important part of our commitment to foster
physically active, engaged and sustainable communities."
The grant program's inaugural year provided more than 700 durable,
permanent recycling bins for placement in a variety of park settings,
including athletic fields, neighborhood parks, walking trails and beach
locations. In total, 33 grants were awarded to local and state
governments in 23 states.
"Continuing our partnership with Dr Pepper Snapple Group will allow both
organizations to continue to promote recycling in our communities," said
Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful.
"Through the Keep America Beautiful bin grant program, we are
encouraging more than 720 million park visitors each year to recycle,
reduce litter and protect beautiful parks and recreation centers."
About Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is a leading producer of flavored
beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by
more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and
flavor. We have 6 of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and 13 of our 14
leading brands are No. 1 or No. 2 in their flavor categories. In
addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio
includes 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Clamato, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, Mott's,
Mr & Mrs T mixers, Peñafiel, Rose's, Schweppes, Squirt and Sunkist soda.
To learn more about our iconic brands and Plano, Texas-based company,
please visit www.DrPepperSnapple.com.
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About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful is the nation's leading nonprofit that brings
people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a network
of more than 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations including
state recycling organizations, we work with millions of volunteers to
take action in their communities. Keep America Beautiful offers
solutions that create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and
increase recycling, generate positive impact on local economies and
inspire generations of environmental stewards. Through our programs and
public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater
responsibility for improving their community's environment. For more
information, visit www.kab.org.
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