JUNE 2008

Coca-Cola and National Recycling Coalition support recycling with bin grants

The National Recycling Coalition and The Coca-Cola Company announced the recipients of their Spring 2008 Recycling Bin Grant program. Chosen from 1,100 applications submitted, the 75 grant recipients represent a cross section of community groups, local governments, colleges and non profit organizations across the country. Grant recipients receive recycling bins from a preset list of options.

Grants were awarded to applicants from 40 states and the District of Columbia, including 23 colleges and universities, 21 municipalities and other local government entities, 5 K-12 schools, 10 non profit organizations and additional community groups and Native American tribes. Recipients were chosen by NRC based on a number of criteria, including where bins are likely to have the most impact on recovering beverage containers from the waste stream, ability of recipients to sustain their program in the future, and intention to support collection programs with recycling education and promotion. The Bin Grant is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and is designed to promote and support community recycling in the United States.

“The Bin Grant program is designed to help communities and organizations jump-start or expand their recycling programs and to further promote recycling of used bottles and cans,” said Scott Vitters, director of sustainable packaging, The Coca-Cola Company. “By making more recycling bins available, we hope to encourage people to make recycling a habit in their daily lives.”

A full list of the Spring 2008 bin grant recipients can be viewed at www.bingrant.org.

The Fall 2008 grant application period will begin on September 22 and extend through October 24.