Chicago to Expand Recycling with Coca-Cola Grant

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

April 23, 2013

1 Min Read
Chicago to Expand Recycling with Coca-Cola Grant

Chicago will expand its recycling program through a $2.59 million grant from Coca-Cola Co.

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola and Stamford, Conn.-based Keep America Beautiful will help the city expand its Blue Cart Recycling Program through the purchase of 50,000 blue carts during the next five years, according to a news release. Half those carts will be delivered this year.

 Coke’s philanthropic arm, the Coca-Cola Foundation, is granting the money to Keep America Beautiful to help Chicago become a greener city.

“Chicago residents have been asking for citywide recycling services for many years, and this grant will help expand blue cart recycling to all communities by the end of 2013 and pay for damaged and replacement carts for years to come,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel.



About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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