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KAB News - Public Space Recycling Grant & State of Plastics Recycling Forum

2017 Coca-Cola Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Program - KAB and Coca-Cola announced that they are now accepting applications online for the Coca-Cola/KAB Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Program! Applications will be accepted now through November 17, 2017.

Local governments, non-profit organizations, K-12 schools, colleges and universities and other community groups are invited to submit a proposal describing how they would use recycling bins provided by Keep America Beautiful to expand recycling opportunities in public spaces. The 2017 program is expected to award up to 3,000 recycling bins for locations such as streetscapes and playgrounds, athletic fields, fairs and festivals, and college campuses.

Keep America Beautiful will award the grants in December 2017, and make arrangements with suppliers to deliver recycling bins directly to the recipients in the first quarter of 2018.

Learn more and submit a proposal by visiting


2017 America Recycles Day State of Plastics Recycling Forum - KAB is partnering with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc (ISRI) to host The 2017 America Recycles Day State of Plastics Recycling Forum on Wednesday, November 15 at ISRI’s National Office, 1250 H Street, NW, Suite 400, in Washington, DC. Please register by November 1. Click here for more information (seating is limited).

Some of the key topics to be addressed are:

  • The Current State of Plastics Recycling: what’s working, what’s not, advances being made, and challenges to process and develop new markets for recyclables both within the U.S. and through trade with key partners (China);
  • Innovation within Plastics Recycling: from product design to sorting technology and addressing both the post-industrial and post-consumer arena for recycling success; and
  • The Community Recycling Perspective: the drivers and detractors to plastics recycling, the cost/benefits for communities, ways to simplify communication and create higher quality supply and demand for recycled content products.