Dr Pepper Snapple Group Renews Commitment to Keep America Beautiful
State and Local Governments Invited to Apply for DPS-funded Grants for Recycling Bins in Parks
STAMFORD, Conn. (Jan. 13, 2014) — 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,” said 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,” said 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.”
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 the Plano, Texas-based company, please visit DrPepperSnapple.com. For the latest news and updates, follow the Company at Facebook.com/DrPepperSnapple or Twitter.com/DrPepperSnapple. To learn more about DPS’s ACTION Nation visit www.actionnation.com.
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 network of more than 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations including state recycling organizations, we work with millions of volunteers to take action in their communities. Keep America Beautiful offers solutions that create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling, generate positive impact on local economies and inspire generations of environmental stewards. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. For more information, visit kab.org and follow @kabtweet on Twitter.