Letter: Park is beneficiary of Dr. Pepper Snapple grant

To the editor:

Have you visited Deer Run Park lately? If you have, you may have noticed six new recycling bins, thanks to a significant grant made possible by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful.

These bins were made available to Brown County as a result of our recent affiliation with Keep America Beautiful. The Dr. Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Grant Program is now in its fourth year and, to date, has awarded 3,400 recycling bins to Keep America Beautiful affiliates, local governments and community organizations across 28 states, with the goal of expanding the availability and convenience of recycling.

The lack of away-from-home recycling opportunities is reflected in a recent national survey by KAB to understand where people normally recycle. While 92 percent said they recycled at home, only 19 percent indicated that they recycle in public parks. The bin grant program is designed to address the obstacle of overcoming a lack of recycling convenience.

Keep Brown County Beautiful affiliated with Keep America Beautiful last April. Our mission is to increase recycling and end littering in Brown County, and to beautify our environment.

If you wish to learn more or help with our efforts, you may email us at keepbcb@gmail.com; write to us at KBCB Inc., P.O. Box 115, Nashville, IN 47448; or connect with us on Facebook.

Mark Shields, director, Brown County Parks and Recreation and Keep Brown County Beautiful board member

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