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04/24/2013

Coalition Awards Winthrop Grant for 1,500 Recycling Bins

Quick Facts

 Out of the 16 schools selected as grant recipients, Winthrop will receive the most recycling bins.
 The program's purpose is to support and encourage recycling in communities and on campuses by providing containers for the collection of recyclable beverage containers.

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Chris Johnson
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Keep America Beautiful (KAB) has awarded Winthrop University 1,500 recycling bins to be used in individual rooms of residence halls as part of its 2013 Coca-Cola/KAB College and University grant program, allowing the institution to further strengthen its commitment to recycling.

Out of the 16 schools selected as grant recipients, Winthrop will receive the most recycling bins, said Winthrop Sustainability Coordinator Chris Johnson.

The grant program is a partnership among Coca-Cola, KAB and the College and University Recycling Coalition. Its purpose is to support and encourage recycling in communities and on campuses by providing containers for the collection of recyclable beverage containers. Grants are primarily awarded to institutions that show the greatest potential for beverage container recovery.

Earlier this year, Winthrop won an $8,000 grant from PalmettoPride, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing litter and encouraging beautification efforts in the state. The funds were used to purchase five additional outdoor recycling containers.

More recently, The Princeton Review acknowledged Winthrop as one of the 322 most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, highlighting the university’s focus on recycling practices in residence halls, promoting environmental science degrees at the bachelor’s and master’s levels, and offering a sustainable business major.

For more information on Winthrop’s recycling efforts, please contact Chris Johnson at 803/323-2389 or e-mail him.

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