Groups Award More Than 900 Recycling Bins to Improve Recycling in Public Parks

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Posted: Monday, May 7, 2018 8:05 pm

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Public space recycling efforts in dozens of communities across the U.S. will be getting a boost this spring thanks in part to a significant contribution by Dr Pepper Snapple Group in partnership with national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful.

In 2018, the Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant Program is funding 34 grants with a total distribution of 936 new recycling bins in public parks across the country, making recycling more accessible for Americans enjoying the outdoors.

"Our broad portfolio provides consumers the beverage choices and options they want for any occasion, at home, at work or at play," said Vicki Draughn, vice president of corporate affairs for Dr Pepper Snapple Group. "Our bottles and cans are 100 percent recyclable, so after you’ve enjoyed that last sip, we want to be sure you have the opportunity to recycle the container. We’re proud our partnership with Keep America Beautiful is making on-the-go recycling more accessible each year."

Now in its sixth year, the recycling program from Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful has provided more than 5,200 recycling bins to local governments and community organizations across 44 states.

"Our longstanding partnership with Dr Pepper Snapple Group is helping to make an on-the-ground difference in the accessibility of recycling bins in public spaces," said Helen Lowman, president and CEO, Keep America Beautiful. "In our effort to transform public spaces into beautiful places, it’s important to continue making it easier and more convenient for visitors of public parks to recycle on the go, keeping our parks pristine and beautiful."

SOURCE: Keep America Beautiful

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