Recycling efforts are being boosted this fall thanks to a significant grant made possible by The Coca-Cola Foundation as the district will receive 60 recycling bins for placement at schools and administrative facilities.
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 schools throughout SDUSD will provide additional
opportunities for students and staff to recycle.”
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.
recycling bins will assist the district in achieving our waste reduction
and recycling goals, while providing opportunities for school clubs,
organizations, and classes to raise much needed funds by recycling,”
said Tom Wright, Manager of San Diego Unified’s environmental programs.
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
more than 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/.
Unified's recycling effort includes educating students on the benefits
of recycling, as well as ensuring that as much of the district's waste
material is recycled every day. Visit the recycling website for more information.