Source: Keep America Beautiful
STAMFORD, Conn. (May 12, 2015) – As Americans head outdoors this summer, they will find even more convenient opportunities to recycle their cans and bottles at parks across the nation as a result of more than 900 new recycling bins provided by Keep America Beautiful and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS).
Now in its third year, the Dr Pepper Snapple Group /Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant program has awarded more than 2,500 recycling bins to local governments and community organizations across 33 states to expand the availability of recycling in a variety of park settings, including neighborhood and larger regional parks, beaches, athletic fields and walking trails.
“We’re pleased to see the momentum of our recycling bin grant partnership with Keep America Beautiful continue to build in its third year,” said Vicki Draughn, vice president of corporate affairs for Dr Pepper Snapple. “Efforts like these are helping make recycling more convenient in our communities, reducing the waste going to landfills and making our public spaces cleaner and more enjoyable for everyone. It’s a win-win.”
For a full list of community organizations receiving grants, visit irecycleonthego.wordpress.com.
“We’re excited to again partner with Dr Pepper Snapple to award these grants,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. “With lack of convenience being one of the biggest obstacles to recycling, the bins we’re providing will have a direct impact to increase recycling in these communities.”
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 national network of community-based affiliates, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities to transform public spaces into beautiful places. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. Learn how you can donate and take action at kab.org. Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.
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 or Twitter.com/DrPepperSnapple. For more information on DPS's philanthropic efforts and sustainability goals, visit www.dpsgsustainability.com.