St. Cloud State University is not wasting an opportunity to help teach its students and the community about recycling.
St. Cloud State’s sports facilities received 40 recycling bins designed control waste and recycling as part of a national recycling bin grant from Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation.
“Our sport facilities are a main door to our campus. I would suggest the community is exposed to our institution through our sport facilities than any other venues,” said Ron Seibring, director of sports facilities and Campus Recreation. “Through our sports facilities we can show that we are responsible stewards of our resources and give the hundreds of thousands of visitors the opportunity to help us.”
The university will track the amount of waste it recycles. St. Cloud State’s Sustainability Committee will use that information to track its effectiveness.
“Research has shown that convenience is a key factor in getting people to recycle,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. “With Coca-Cola’s continued support, the recycling bins provided through the grant program create literally thousands of new opportunities for people to recycle in public areas across the country.”
Recipients were chosen by KAB based recycling experience need and their ability to sustain the program. The primary goal is to make recycling more convenient.
St. Cloud State is one of 37 colleges and universities across the United States receiving support from the Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bing Grant program. The program awarded a total of 89 grants to 41 communities throughout the nation.
The bins will arrive in June.