Keep America Beautiful and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Continue to Provide Grants to Increase Recycling in Public Parks
State and Local Governments Invited to Apply for DPS-funded Grants for Recycling in Public Parks
STAMFORD, Conn. (Feb. 17, 2015) — Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: 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 third 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 March 20, 2015, the program is accepting applications for recycling bin grants on its website,http://irecycleonthego.wordpress.com/.
Those eligible to apply are state and local government agencies, and other community organizations involved with recycling activities in local, regional and state parks.
“Recycling is a complex challenge for communities across the country and requires innovative solutions that are convenient for consumers,” said Vicki Draughn, vice president of corporate affairs at Dr Pepper Snapple. “We are pleased with how far we’ve come over the past two years in our partnership with Keep America Beautiful to make recycling more accessible to visitors of our public parks. We look forward to further extending this program’s reach and impact in 2015.”
The grant program has provided more than 1,600 durable, permanent recycling bins in its first two years. The bins have primarily been used to establish or expand recycling initiatives in park settings such as athletic fields, neighborhood parks, walking trails and beach locations. In total, 59 grants have been awarded to local governments and community groups in 29 states. To date, these recycling bins are estimated to have collected over 250,000 pounds of recyclables in the communities where they are placed.
“Keep America Beautiful takes action to transform public spaces into beautiful places,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. “Thanks to our ongoing partnership with Dr Pepper Snapple Group, we’ll continue to make it easier and more convenient for visitors of public parks to recycle on the go, keeping our parks pristine and beautiful.”
About Dr Pepper Snapple Group
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 the latest news and updates, follow the Company at Facebook.com/DrPepperSnapple orTwitter.com/DrPepperSnapple.
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.