Recycling Bins added to the Juno Beach Pier

Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) received a grant from Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation that allowed us to place recycling bins at the Juno Beach Pier, as well as on the LMC campus.1556244_10152235739866973_3647407687399302749_o

In its ninth year, the Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program is providing nearly 4,500 recycling bins to colleges and universities, nonprofits and local governments, with more than 65 percent of the total designed specifically for permanent, ongoing use in heavily-trafficked public spaces and events.

The addition of these new recycling bins allows us to expand the center’s pollution prevention initiative and further our efforts to reduce marine debris. Since 2011, LMC has removed more than 7,000 lbs. of debris from beneath the Juno Beach Pier and surrounding beaches through monthly beach clean-ups and quarterly underwater pier clean-ups. We are committed to establishing a healthy pier environment and believe that marine debris can be reduced and prevented when adequate disposal receptacles are provided.

The Juno Beach Pier is the first fishing pier in south Florida to initiate a recycling program. The 990-foot pier will now feature eight recycle bins, in addition to monofilament recycling tubes and existing trash and cigarette ash receptacles.

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