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TU awarded national recycling grant

Keep America Beautiful and the Coca-Cola Foundation offer TU new recycling opportunities

The University of Tulsa has been selected to receive a national recycling grant that will place 30 recycling bins around campus this summer.

The grant program was established nine years ago by Keep America Beautiful and the Coca-Cola Foundation to provide colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations and local governments nationwide with recycling bins that leverage volume buying discounts. Thirty-five percent of the earnings generated from recycling is allocated to students in collegiate residence halls.

“Through this program and our more than 50-year partnership with Keep America Beautiful, we are helping to ensure that communities understand the importance of recycling,” said Lori George Billingsley, vice president, community relations, Coca-Cola North America. “Community recycling not only impacts the environment today, but it helps build sustainable communities for the future.”

TU is among 28 traditional four-year colleges and universities chosen to participate in the grant program. Recipients were selected from a set of criteria including the extent of their need, recycling experience and their ability to sustain the program in the future.

Since 2007, the Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program has placed more than 35,000 recycling bins in more than 500 communities across the United States.