PepsiCo Recycling grants $10k to GCSU, helps deliver environmental benefits
PepsiCo Recycling grants $10k to GCSU
MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – PepsiCo Recycling continues to expand its Zero Impact Fund.
The funding offers eligible colleges and universities an opportunity to bring campus sustainability ideas to life.
PepsiCo Recycling selected Georgia College & State University as one of the winners for the Grant to Re-invent Campus Recycling.
Georgia College student Nick Palmer says the research indicates that transferring the baling process on-campus will deliver significant environmental and financial benefits to the college.
The program also reduces recycling costs by nearly 43 percent versus sending it to an offsite material recovery facility.
“The school has to slowly transition to a sustainable system. The school seems to be ready and willing to do that. The support we’ve gotten from this baler proposal has been incredible and I think it’s definitely going to help kick-start a lot more projects and let more initiatives happen,” Palmer said.
The project also provides data on recycling efficiencies to help improve recycling in the community. It also connects local groups and individuals who want to participate in the project.