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QUOTES FROM OUR NATIONAL SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
What They are Saying About the Great American Cleanup!
"The Dow Chemical Company is proud to be a national sponsor of Keep America Beautiful and the 2012 Great American Cleanup. We are thrilled to collaborate for the fifth year in a row with Keep America Beautiful to create stronger, safer, and more beautiful communities through our participation in the Great American Cleanup. Dow has a strong history of helping to protect vital natural resources, including wetlands, watersheds and other habitats in and near communities where we operate, so the inclusion of the Great American Cleanup is a natural fit into our community success plans. We believe that community success must have as a fundamental premise a safe, healthy and clean environment. The concept of Dow's Human Element is about working together to help improve the human condition. It is about embracing a cause greater than ourselves. Our partnership with Keep America Beautiful truly embodies the spirit and intent of our own Human Element and our commitment to a cleaner, more sustainable future."
- THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
"The Glad Products Company helped support Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup when it first launched 27 years ago. We've launched some innovative trash products since then but one thing remains the same -- the need to keep our communities, parks and public places beautiful. We are pleased to continue our 27 year commitment to help with this year's Great American Cleanup."
"The Miss America Organization is proud to continue its partnership with Keep America Beautiful and the Great American Cleanup to help make our planet cleaner, more sustainable and more beautiful place to live. We commend Keep America Beautiful for its commitment to the growth of community service in America. We, too, believe that each person has their own unique set of skills that can be useful to making our nation a better place. We realize in these hard economic times it’s difficult for Americans to see the importance of volunteering, but we feel we can help change that mentality. Each year, over 12,000 young women in our program take to their communities and log volunteers hours dedicated to their chosen platforms. We are honored to have Keep America Beautiful partner with Miss America to work together and make a difference in our world!"
"Nestle® Pure Life® bottled water is proud to be a national sponsor of the 2012 Great American Cleanup. The national cleanup event is an important program that helps keep communities clean and advances the conversation around litter prevention and recycling. Nestle® Pure Life® has a long tradition of providing healthful products and is mindful of the importance of keeping families and their communities healthy. In fact, every bottle of Nestle® Pure Life® bottled water is recyclable, and we continue to innovate and reduce the amount of plastic in our bottles. We are proud to support Keep America Beautiful and our shared mission in creating healthier communities."
""Pepsi-Cola has been a sponsor of the Great American Cleanup since its inception. The program helps to communicate the importance of keeping communities clean, and raises the profile on educating the public on the importance of litter prevention. Keep America Beautiful is the nation's leader in litter education, and the Great American Cleanup is the nation's largest organized litter prevention and beautification program. Pepsi-Cola is proud to be associated with this organization."
"Solo Cup Company is honored to work with Keep America Beautiful to improve our communities through cleanups, recycling and education. For more than 15 years, Solo has been researching and testing the use of more sustainable materials in our products, and is pursuing programs to increase recycling rates of food and beverage cups and containers. We offer a line of eco-forward™ products called Bare® by Solo® that are made using recycled, compostable or renewable materials, and we continue to look for ways to become greener in our manufacturing and our distribution methods. By working together with Keep America Beautiful, we can help build more sustainable communities for the benefit of everyone.”
- SOLO CUP COMPANY
“Through the years, our love of everything outdoors has included a commitment to protect and preserve our planet and its resources. Our sponsorship with Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup has helped to provide the tools and opportunity to rejuvenate more than 16,500 communities nationwide, year after year. In our own backyard, we make sure all of our plants keep wooden crates from entering landfills through an environmentally friendly returnable crate program. For every 10 returnable containers used to ship our riding mowers, one tree is saved. It’s another way we do our part to keep America beautiful, one tree at a time.”
- WASTE MANAGEMENT
As North America's leading provider of comprehensive waste management services, we recognize that greener solutions and a cleaner environment demand not just new technology and environmentally responsible practices, but a well-informed public. After all, each one of us generates waste every day, and the decision to recycle in the home setting is essentially a personal one. That means that education is absolutely vital to help ensure that we leave a cleaner world to the next generation. While Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup is widely recognized for the dramatic scope and impact of its beautification efforts, we believe its highest long-term value is educating the public on the need for greener practices. For many years we have remained a strong partner with Keep America Beautiful, and we're honored to support this event.
"Wrigley is a proud sponsor of Keep America Beautiful and the Great American Cleanup. As a corporate citizen, we are committed to doing our part in preserving and protecting the environment we all share. We are pleased to support initiatives like the Great American Cleanup, which encourage proper disposal of litter and help educate the public about the need for each of us to act as caretakers of our world. We have supported Keep America Beautiful since its inception as an initiative that benefits the business community and the broader community at large by encouraging responsibility and respect for our environment."