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HCC RECEIVES SPECIAL RECYCLING BINS

Henderson Community College received 10 bottle-shaped recycling bins designed specifically for placement across the Henderson campus as part of a national recycling bin grant made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation. At HCC, students, faculty and staff work hard to recycle as many products as possible these bins will help make a difference in recycling plastic bottles.

Henderson Community College is one of 37 colleges and universities across the United States receiving support from the Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Recycling Bin Grant Program. An additional 52 grants are being awarded to non-collegiate locations that include non-profit organizations, local government agencies and other community groups. The 2015 grant program awarded 5,300 recycling bins overall.

Henderson President Kris Williams notes, One of our strategic initiatives on campus is sustainability. We are grateful for the opportunity to receive these bins, which make the recycling of plastic bottles on campus more obvious and important.

Recipients were chosen by Keep America Beautiful based on criteria including the extent of their need, recycling experience and their ability to sustain the program in the future. Special outreach was made to colleges and universities through a partnership with the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC), a membership organization serving campus recycling managers.

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.

Since 2007, the program has placed more than 45,000 recycling bins in over 560 communities across the U.S. A full list of the spring 2015 Recycling Bin Grant recipients and further information about the grant program is available at http://bingrant.org.