PepsiCo announced today a partnership with 7-Eleven Handee Marts that will make Dream Machine recycling kiosks available at more than 20 7-Eleven locations throughout Pittsburgh and the greater Pittsburgh area, increasing public access to recycling, a press release said. The adoption of the recycling initiative positions 7-Eleven Handee Marts as the first in Pittsburgh to offer its customers access to a convenient and rewarding option for recycling while on-the-go.
“Handee Marts is extremely excited about the opportunity to be involved in this partnership. This gives us an opportunity to do the right thing in our communities while providing exciting rewards for our guests,” said Bruce Earhart, VP of Marketing, Handee Marts Inc.
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 local discounts on entertainment, dining and travel by visiting www.greenopolis.com.
In addition, the more bottles and cans people recycle in Dream Machines, the more support PepsiCo will provide to the EBV, a national program offering free, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 U.S. veterans with disabilities.