Grant Program Awards Recycling Containers to Emmanuel
May 03, 2012
Emmanuel will get a boost to its recycling efforts this summer thanks to a grant made possible by The Coca-Cola Foundation. The College will receive a total of 24 recycling bins designed specifically for placement in the common areas and kitchens of the residence halls on campus.
"Through our partnership with Keep America Beautiful, the Coca-Cola Bin Grant Program supports local community recycling efforts across the United States," said Lori George Billingsley, vice president of community relations for Coca-Cola Refreshments. "We are pleased that these bins being placed in the residence halls will provide additional opportunities for people to recycle."
Recipients were chosen by Keep America Beautiful based on a number of criteria including level of need, recycling experience and the ability of applicants to sustain their program in the future.
"Providing infrastructure for people to recycle on-the-go in our communities is a key component of making recycling a natural thing to do," said Matthew M. McKenna, president and CEO, Keep America Beautiful. "We are truly grateful for Coca Cola's support and commitment to recycling, and for its support and commitment of the Bin Grant Program."
The Bin Grant Program awards recycling bins directly to recipients and leverages volume buying discounts. In its seven years of operation, the Bin Grant Program has placed 29,000 recycling bins in over 500 communities in 48 states and the District of Columbia. A full list of the spring 2012 Bin Grant recipients and further information about the grant program is available at http://bingrant.org/.
Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation's largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of more than 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. For more information, visit www.kab.org.