The Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful have recently announced the recipients in their collaborative Recycling Bin grant awards for public parks and spaces. This is the first such that the funding opportunities was made available to cities, towns, and community groups.
The focus of the grant was to help municipalities promote recycling in public settings including playgrounds, beaches and swimming areas, athletic fields, parks, walking and biking trails, and other natural settings. Increased visibility and available of recycling bins contributes to a decrease in litter and garbage waste.
In total, thirty three grants were awarded to agencies in twenty three states. A total of seven hundred and ten permanent recycling containers will be distributed. The most popular use for the bins will be at athletic fields followed by neighborhood parks and walking paths.
The grant program is part of Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s environmental strategic plan which also includes improving energy and water use in its beverage production process, reducing manufacturing waste and packaging.
WasteCare Wants You to Remember: If you’re a city administrator grappling with trash and recycling problems at your local recreation spots, considering investigating grant opportunities like the one offered by Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Having a few recycling bins may help to keep the space free of little and encourage visitors to recycle more!