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