Kishwaukee College received 24 recycling bins through the Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin grant program. As part of the 2017 grant cycle, 3250 bins are currently being distributed to communities, including Kishwaukee College, which helped bring the total count of recycling bins donated by Coca-Cola to 1 million. Grant recipients were chosen by Keep America Beautiful based on their potential to collect the most cans and bottles as well other considerations such as the potential to leverage further local investment in recycling infrastructure.
“The recycling bins are an attractive, very functional addition to the college’s landscape,” said Dave Gommel, Coordinator of Maintenance Services, Kishwaukee College
The Coca-Cola Cola/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Program supports Coca-Cola’s newly announced World Without Waste initiative, which aims to collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one the company sells by 2030. For the past decade, The Coca-Cola Foundation and Keep America Beautiful have offered the recycling bin grant program to 1,000 communities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico to address one of the primary barriers to recycling in public spaces – access and convenience.
“To encourage people to recycle frequently, we need to make sure they have the proper bins available in as many locations as possible,” said Helen Lowman, president and CEO, Keep America Beautiful. “The support Coca-Cola has given us to continue with this grant program allows us to address this issue and create thousands of new opportunities for people to recycle in public areas across the country.”
For more information about the Coca-Cola Foundation, visit: www.coca-colagivingback.com.
For more information about Keep America Beautiful, visit: www.kab.org.
For information on Kishwaukee College, visit www.kish.edu.