Grant Webinars

Keep America Beautiful conducted one-hour webinars to introduce the Hefty® EnergyBag® program, review the 2018 grant application process and describe how grant applications are evaluated. 


The Hefty® EnergyBag® program is a groundbreaking initiative, led by Dow and Reynolds Consumer Products, that collects previously hard-to-recycle plastics at curbside and converts them into valuable new resources. The program is a significant step towards achieving positive long-term environmental and economic advantages, including fewer plastics ending up in landfills.

Keep America Beautiful and Dow established the Hefty® EnergyBag® Grant to offer communities nationwide the opportunity to implement local Hefty® EnergyBag® programs – to divert hard-to-recycle plastics such as plastic stand-up pouches, condiment packets, snack bags, juice pouches, plastic straws, stir sticks, and plastic foam food containers - as part of their existing waste management offering.  In January 2018, we awarded two $50,000 grants to organizations in the City of Boise, Idaho and Cobb County, Georgia (Keep Cobb Beautiful Inc.) to establish programs in their respective communities. Building on the success of the 2017 grant, Dow is funding two additional grants in 2018 totaling $200,000. Grant #2 closed in June 2018, with winners to be announced in November 2018. Grant #3 applications can be submitted from Oct. 15, 2018 to Jan. 31, 2019. 

Click here for more information about the program.


    Click here for the webinar presentation from Dec. 12, 2018.

    Click here to view the presentation slides from the Nov. 7, 2018, webinar.


    • Jason Smith, Keep America Beautiful
    • Jon Pyper, North America Associate Director of Sustainability and Advocacy, Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics