Grant money awarded through the program will be used to purchase recycling containers.
Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation have announced a call for applications for the 2013 Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program, a program designed to expand and support recycling in communities throughout the country. The grant program is funded through a $300,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation.
Since 2010, more than 29,000 recycling bins have been distributed through the Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program. A total of 300 organizations have received bin grants and 4.3 million people have been reached through this program.
“Providing much-needed public space recycling infrastructure is a key component of a holistic approach to increasing the nation’s recycling rates,” says Brenda Pulley, KAB’s senior vice president of recycling. “The Coca-Cola Company’s commitment to providing more local organizations with such a significant number of recycling bins is truly refreshing. We applaud them for being such a steadfast supporter of our recycling programs.”
Lori George Billingsley, vice president of community relations for Coca-Cola Refreshments, says, “Studies have shown that recycling bins placed in convenient locations significantly improve the amount of material recycled. Through this program, thousands of bins will be placed where people live, work and play.”
Grant applications will be available online through March 4, 2013. The bin grant program will include college- and university-focused grants as well as the traditional public space recycling bin grants. All interested parties can visit http://bingrant.org to apply.