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 visitDrPepperSnapple.com. For the latest news and updates, follow the Company at Facebook.com/DrPepperSnapple orTwitter.com/DrPepperSnapple. To learn more about DPS’s ACTION Nation visit www.actionnation.com.
About Keep America Beautiful
At Keep America Beautiful, we want to ensure that beauty is our lasting signature. A leading national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. We envision a country in which every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America’s Communities. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 620 state and community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. To donate or take action, visit kab.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.