For the past 10 years, The
The latest round of bin grants support recycling in a variety of public spaces across the country, from festival locations to city parks to university campuses to downtown streets. In Rochester, N.Y., city officials expect to collect more than 8,000 pounds of additional recyclable materials during this summer’s “Party in the Park” and “Summer Soul” Festivals thanks to the addition of 60 more public recycling bins.
In Baltimore, 20 new recycling bins in business districts will serve the city’s anchor institutions, including the Maryland Institute College of Art, Johns Hopkins University, Union Memorial Hospital and Loyola University.
And the University of Arizona Tucson has added 220 new recycling bins in academic buildings to help meet stepped-up waste reduction goals on campus.
Community recycling programs like these support
“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
Keep America Beautiful selects grant recipients based on their potential to collect the most cans and bottles as well other considerations such as the potential to leverage additional local investment in recycling infrastructure.
A full list of the 2017 The
A 2009 study conducted by Keep America Beautiful showed only 12 percent of surveyed public locations had infrastructure to recover recyclable items. This lack of recycling opportunities is reflected in a separate national survey conducted for Keep America Beautiful in 2013, in which 92% of respondents said they recycle at home while only 41% indicated that they typically recycle in public spaces. In addition to providing more convenient opportunities to recycle, The
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