PepsiCo has teamed up with FCA to help disabled veterans and encourage recycling at the FCA plant in Belvidere, Illinois. In honor of Veterans Day earlier this month, FCA installed a number of PepsiCo recycling bins around the Belvidere plant, including in high-traffic areas where recycling receptacles are most needed.
PepsiCo’s recycling program uses the materials collected to support the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, a program that gives business and marketing training to disabled veterans who were in active duty after 9/11. PepsiCo has donated over $1.5 million to EBV since 2010.
FCA and PepsiCo have both expressed excitement at the partnership with the Belvidere plant. FCA officials are glad to be making a real difference in contributing to both recycling efforts and support for veterans. PepsiCo said that even small changes can have a big impact, and the 4,500 recycling bins in the Belvidere plant are sure to generate a notable amount of revenue for EBV.