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/. In addition to Keep America Beautiful affiliates, 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,” says 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,” says 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.”