WBWAO members across the state participate in local community efforts to keep the environment safe and clean. As local businesses, we recycle materials in our operations such as paper, glass, aluminum, tires and vehicle parts, computers and more. Distributors also partner with local organizations, festivals and other groups to find ways to keep the community clean and healthy.
Labor & Industry for a Cleaner Ohio
WBWAO is a founding member of LICO, an organization of trade associations working together for a cleaner Ohio. Besides WBWAO, members include Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, Ohio Soft Drink Association, Ohio Counceil of Retail Merchants, Ohio Grocers Association, Ohio Association of Convenience Stores, Association of McDonald's Operators and Ohio Chemistry Council.
Keep Ohio Beautiful
Keep Ohio Beautiful (KOB), an umbrella organization of litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction and beautification groups, is funded by in part by WBWAO, the Ohio Soft Drink Association and many private and public businesses.
KOB's mission is to empower Ohio communities to take greater responsibility for improving their environment through litter prevention beautification and waste reduction. KOB has been a state affiliate in good standing of Keep American Beautiful, Inc. for 19 years.
WBWAO members also support their local affiliates, many which belong to Keep America Beautiful. These organizations go beyond traditional litter clean-ups and spear-head initiatives such as in-school programs; neighborhood volunteer programs; urban revitalization; awareness campaigns targeted to teens and young adults; and other programs requested by community leaders.
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