Recycling in the parks has been challenging in the past, and we look forward to implementing solutions this summer, said KHCB Executive Director Commerce. With the Recycle On The Go grant, we are taking steps toward improving our communitys recycling rates and our environment.
As a country, we have got to do better when it comes to recycling. With dynamic community engagement and education programs, Keep America Beautiful is a great partner to help push forward more comprehensive and successful recycling programs, said Kim Jeffery, president and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America, which has committed to working with others to more than double current plastic beverage bottle recycling rates to 60 percent by 2018.
One community at a time, one container at a time, we will work with great organizations like Keep America Beautiful and its Hillsborough County affiliate to make recycling easier for people, Jeffery added.
In many communities, for those who do not have curbside recycling, the task of taking items, like plastic bottles, all the way to a recycling center is inconvenient for many people. According to the National Association for PET Container Resources, less than 24% of plastic beverage bottles were recycled in 2007. With the Recycle On The Go grant, Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful will help to improve local recycling options for community residents, and may prevent valuable, recyclable materials like plastic from ending up in landfills.
More information on all of the Recycle On The Go grant recipients is available at http://kab.org/recycleonthego. If you know of a park in Hillsborough County that you would like to see recycling implemented, please contact Daisy Packer at (813) 960-5121 or [email protected]