Keep America Beautiful and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Put Sustainability in Action with Recycling Bin Grant ProgramPosted on March 23, 2013 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
“We are pleased to work with Keep America Beautiful on efforts to make recycling more accessible for park guests,” said Tim Gratto, vice president of sustainability for DPS. “Recycling is a shared responsibility for consumers, companies and communities, and we see this partnership as a meaningful way for DPS to be a part of the solution.”
It is good to see people agree on the responsibility of the disposal of drink bottles is the responsibility of the PRODUCER and the CONSUMER. Too often producers shun any responsibility of this and that is why we have such a large litter problem of drink bottles. Producers have to be held accountable for this too as it is their products that are perceived by the consumer to have no value hence they get too easily littered.
Given the above, $300,000 for the placement of more recycling bins is a minimalistic attempt at best. For a country the size of the USA, $300K will not go very far. Plus who then is setting up the infrastructure to go empty these recycling bins in the parks which presumably will be a long way from any urban collection routes.