Keep America Beautiful and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Continue to Provide Grants to Increase Recycling in Public Parks
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Public parks will be getting cleaner in communities across the country
thanks to a significant grant made possible by Dr Pepper Snapple Group
(NYSE: DPS) in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful.
Twenty-six local and county governments in 19 states will receive
durable, permanent recycling bins as part of the Dr Pepper Snapple
Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant program.
In total, the grants will provide nearly 900 recycling bins for
placement in a variety of park settings. Twenty-two of the communities
receiving grants intend to place bins at athletic fields; 18 will locate
bins in small neighborhood parks; and seven will use them to collect
recyclables from beaches and waterfront locations. Additional bins will
be placed in state parks, larger urban parks, and walking trails and
other natural settings. Eleven of the communities receiving bins are in
coastal zones. For a full list of communities receiving grants, visit http://irecycleonthego.wordpress.com.
The 900 recycling bins to be placed through the DPS/KAB Recycling Bin
Grant program this year add to the 710 bins provided in the inaugural
year of the partnership in 2013.
"Individuals, businesses and governments all have a stake in cleaner
communities and reducing waste," said Vicki Draughn, DPS vice president
of corporate affairs. "Working with Keep America Beautiful, we're
embracing the opportunity to make recycling more convenient for our
valued consumers in communities across the country as they enjoy their
favorite public parks and other outdoors spaces."
The grant program was open to all government agencies that own or manage
local, regional or state parks. Nonprofit organizations and KAB
affiliates were eligible to apply on behalf of government agencies.
These grants will provide durable, permanent recycling bins for
placement in a variety of park settings.
"Access and convenience are two of the biggest obstacles to recycling,"
said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America
Beautiful. "By making these recycling bins available in parks, nature
trails, athletic fields and other public spaces, the grants awarded
through our partnership with Dr Pepper Snapple will help these
communities increase on-the-go recycling."
The KAB partnership is part of DPS's ongoing commitment to environmental
sustainability. The company has set specific operational goals to
improve efficiency in energy and water use, reduce manufacturing waste
and conserve packaging resources by 2015.
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
powerful national network of community-based affiliates and
participating organizations, we work with millions of volunteers who
take action in their communities. Through our programs and
public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater
responsibility for improving their community's environment. For more
information, visit kab.org,
on Twitter and like us on facebook.com/keepamericabeautiful.
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 DrPepperSnapple.com.
For our latest news and updates, follow us at Facebook.com/DrPepperSnapple
For more information on DPS's philanthropic efforts and sustainability
goals, visit www.dpsgsustainability.com.
Keep America Beautiful
Alec Cooley, 843-278-7686
Pepper Snapple Group
Chris Barnes, 972-673-5539
Source: Dr Pepper Snapple Group
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