The University of New Mexico announced recently that the PepsiCo Dream Machine recycling program is now available in two forms: the intelligent kiosks located in the Student Union Building, Johnson Gym and La Posada, and the traditional recycling bins that have been placed at various high traffic locations. The PepsiCo Dream Machine will provide students and faculty with a convenient and rewarding way to recycle their bottles and cans while on-the-go. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place this Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on the Plaza level of the SUB.
Pepsi products will be provided for students to enjoy and recycle for points from the PepsiCo Dream Machine. Walt Miller, associate vice president, Student Life said, "We are pleased to launch the PepsiCo Dream Machine in the Student Union Building. We feel the PepsiCo Dream Machine is a program that will motivate our students to recycle more often."
Dream Machine kiosks are computerized receptacles that include a personal reward system, powered by Greenopolis, which allows users to earn points for every bottle or can they recycle in the kiosk and redeem those points for local discounts on entertainment, dining and travel at Greenopolis.com.
Paul Wolff, operations manager at Greenopolis says, "We look forward to working with the University of New Mexico to enable a recycling experience that is fun and rewarding on many levels."
The Dream Machine recycling initiative, created by PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) in collaboration with Waste Management (NYSE: WM), is introducing thousands of recycling bins and kiosks at popular public locations across North America. The more bottles and cans people recycle in the Dream Machines at the University of New Mexico, and in Dream Machine kiosks, the more support PepsiCo will provide to the Entrepreneurship 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.
With approximately 4,000 Dream Machine kiosks and bins located in 40 states to-date, the program aims to create strategic partnerships to help increase the U.S. beverage container recycling rate to 50 percent by 2018.
For more information about the Dream Machine, visit DreamMachine. To begin collecting points, sign up on the Greenopolis website.
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- Inside UNM