Tallahassee, FL. – A new Capitol Complex Recycling Program has launched to encourage legislators, staff, and Capitol visitors to recycle bottles and cans during the 2018 Legislative Session. This program is a collaboration between the Florida Beverage Association, Florida Recycling Partnership, Keep Florida Beautiful, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). The new bottle-shaped recycling containers were provided by the Florida Beverage Association through a grant from the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America.
“The Florida Beverage Association and its members are committed to minimizing their environmental impact and are making it easier for consumers to do the same. Environmental responsibility, including the design of our packaging, water use, and the way we ship our products, is a top priority for our industry. We are proud to partner with the Florida Recycling Partnership, Keep Florida Beautiful and FDEP on the Capitol Complex Recycling Program,” said Liz DeWitt, Executive Director for the Florida Beverage Association.
New containers have been strategically placed throughout the Capitol. The goal of the project is to increase the recycling rate in the Capitol by 25% during the first six months of 2018.
The containers are wrapped with the new FDEP logo “Rethink. Reset. Recycle.” promoting their new www.FloridaRecycles.org campaign to encourage everyone to recycle the right items such as bottles and cans.
“We want to thank the Department of Management Services, President Joe Negron and Speaker Richard Corcoran for their support of the recycling project. The goal is to increase awareness about recycling and remind everyone about the new FDEP Rethink. Reset. Recycle. program,” said Keyna Cory, Executive Director for the Florida Recycling Partnership.