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PITTSBURGH -- 7-Eleven licensee Handee Marts Inc. today announced that more than 121,400 beverage containers have been recycled as a result of its recently launched PepsiCo Dream Machine recycling initiative.
Handee Marts introduced PepsiCo's Dream Machine recycling program in June. For all the bottles and cans recycled at Handee Marts -- and in Dream Machine bins and kiosks across the nation -- PepsiCo provides support to the Entrepreneurial Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), a national program offering free, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 U.S. veterans with disabilities.
"We, at Handee Marts, are extremely excited about the results of our first three months with the Dream Machine recycling initiative," said Bruce Earhart, the retailer's vice president of marketing. "Not only are we able to provide an opportunity for our guests to improve the environment, we are also able to the support the new business dreams of our veterans."
The Dream Machine recycling initiative, created by PepsiCo in partnership with Waste Management and Keep America Beautiful, is introducing thousands of recycling kiosks and bins at popular public locations across North America. The kiosks are computerized receptacles that include a personal reward system, powered by Greenopolis, which allows consumers to earn points for every bottle or can they recycle in the kiosk. Those points can then be redeemed for rewards and local discounts on entertainment, dining and travel by visiting www.greenopolis.com.
Handee Marts said it is a proud host of the Dream Machine program and encourages its visitors to continue recycling in the Dream Machines to earn rewards and help support U.S. veterans with disabilities.