News Story

ORU Recycles With Dream Machine

Pepsi Dream MachineOral Roberts University recently received a Pepsi Dream Machine recycling kiosk to partner with Pepsi in the campus's effort to recycle. This is one of the first Dream Machines in the Tulsa area.

The PepsiCo Dream Machine Summer Recycling Challenge is a national call-to-action asking Americans to commit to recycle every can and bottle at summertime cookouts, starting with Independence Day. The more Americans recycle in Dream Machines, 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 veterans with disabilities.

PepsiCo's Dream Machine, located inside ORU's aerobic center, was created in partnership with Waste Management. The Dream Machine was developed to support PepsiCo's goal of increasing the U.S. beverage container recycling rate from 34 percent to 50 percent by 2018. According to research conducted by Keep America Beautiful, only 12 percent of public spaces are equipped with recycling receptacles, highlighting the clear need for greater public access to recycling bins. Since the Dream Machine launch on Earth Day 2010, PepsiCo has formed partnerships that will make the kiosks available in a number of highly trafficked public locations across the U.S.