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Anheuser-Busch Awards Thousands of Dollars in Recycling Grants to Keep America Beautiful

Submitted by: Keep America Beautiful

Categories: Environment

Posted: Oct 25, 2005 – 12:00 AM EST


Oct. 25 /CSRwire/ - STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 25, 2005--Anheuser-Busch Companies, one of the world's largest recyclers of aluminum beverage containers, has committed more than $160,000 for the 2005 Keep America Beautiful (KAB)/Anheuser-Busch Recycling Grants Program. As part of the program, 19 KAB affiliates nationwide will receive funding for their community-based, voluntary beverage container recycling programs.

Earlier this year, Anheuser-Busch sought grant proposals for innovative programs and partnerships designed to increase awareness of beverage container recycling and collection through voluntary efforts.

Programs receiving grants ranged from event recycling, awareness campaigns and collection systems, to school-based initiatives. For a complete list of grant recipients and descriptions of their respective projects, visit www.kab.org.

"At Anheuser-Busch, we see value in effective, community-based beverage container recycling programs like these," said Lise Herren, executive vice president and chief operating officer in the Anheuser-Busch Packaging Group, St. Louis, who also serves on the board of directors of KAB. "These programs are not only engaging and educational for community members, but they also have positive, lasting impacts on community involvement in recycling and anti-litter efforts."

"Keep America Beautiful's network of affiliates provides long-term solutions to local quality-of-life issues," said G. Raymond Empson, president of Keep America Beautiful. "We're pleased Anheuser-Busch is providing this much-needed support for initiatives that are important to communities across the country."

About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.

Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation's largest volunteer-based community action and education organization.
With a network of nearly 1,000 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. For additional information, visit www.kab.org.

About Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

Anheuser-Busch's operations and resources are focused on beer, adventure parks and packaging. The company also has interests in aluminum beverage container recycling, malt production, rice milling, real estate development, turf farming, metalized paper label printing and transportation services. For more than 150 years, protecting the environment has been a core corporate value. As part of this commitment, Anheuser-Busch was one of the first corporations to nationally address the problems of litter and proper waste disposal.

Today, the company is one of the world's largest recyclers of aluminum beverage cans. In addition, Anheuser-Busch's SeaWorld Adventure Parks rescue, rehabilitate and release more marine animals than anyone else.
For more information on Anheuser-Busch's environmental efforts, visit www.ABenvironment.com.

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