cheap dr marten boots Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful Bring Recycling to Platteville’s Legion Field and the Aquatic Center
Platteville, WI Residents visiting Legion Field and the Platteville Aquatic Centerwill have easy access to recyclingthanks to a significant grant made possible by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful. The Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant Programwill provide 30 new recycling bins, making recycling more accessible for everyone enjoying the parks. The Platteville Main Street Program applied for the grant and is one of 42 recipients nation wide.
Outdoor activity comes alive in the warm months in Platteville. The City Parks and Recreation Department does a wonderful job organizing sports, craft, recreation, and learning activities for people of all ages. Those activities bring people daily to the city’s public spaces. “With our recycling program at Dairy Days for the past two years, we have shown that the public is ready to do their part in recycling. And, with the bins we have received from this grant, we can equip our parks with permanent, attractive recycling containers,” remarked Gary Munson, Main Street Program Sustainability Committee Chair. “The 30 recycling bins that we received through this grant will be the beginning of a city wide effort to place recycling containers in all the parks in Platteville.”
Now in its fourth year, the public park recycling grant program has awarded more than 3,400 recycling bins to Keep America Beautiful affiliates, local governments and other community organizations across 38 states to expand the availability of recycling. This investment in recycling infrastructure has improved recycling accessibility and convenience in a variety of park settings, including neighborhood and larger regional parks, beaches, athletic fields and walking trails.
“We are very pleased with the momentum that continues to build through our ongoing work with Keep America Beautiful,” said Vicki Draughn, vice president of corporate affairs for Dr Pepper Snapple Group. “As communities continue to improve their infrastructure to support recycling at home and at work, this program helps address a persistent challenge, which is improving recycling opportunities for people on the go.”
The lack of away from home recycling opportunities is reflected in a recent national survey Keep America Beautiful conducted addressing which locations people normally recycle. While more than 90 percent of people indicated it was not a challenge to recycle at home, over 55 percent found it difficult to recycle in public places such as parks. Additional research conducted by Keep America Beautiful indicated only 12 percent of surveyed public locations had recycling infrastructure in place to recover the containers. The Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant Program is designed to address the dual obstacles of overcoming lack of recycling convenience.
In addition to improving recycling opportunities, the grant program will make additional funds available to Keep America Beautiful community based affiliates or other grant recipients who commit to conducting a Litter Index in conjunction with the grant to help study the effects of the recycling bins on reducing litter in the immediate areas of the bins.
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