Uploaded on Apr 5, 2011
It's a very exciting day in West Virginia as the Dream Machine is just about to be launched at a 7-11 location, the first out of thirteen to be launched. The governor and the mayor would be here, as well aa city leaders and executives of 7-11, PepsiCo and of course, Waste Management.
Thirteen Dream Machine kiosks would be introduced into the Primo Marketing 7-11 area. The Greater Charleston area will now have the ability to bring the recycling into the Dream Machine and to be able to bring bottles and cans that will help our community.
It takes collaboration between citizens and officials and businesses to make recycling happen and that's what people are seeing today.
If you think about 7-11, it's about convenience and if you think also about recycling, it's a matter of the habit and getting into the habit of recycling. So the fact that it could be convenient for people is fantastic.
Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor of West Virginia said that it's a pleasure for him to be at the great kick-off of the PepsiCo Dream Machine. People at West Virginia like to recycle, he said, and one of the things about it now is it's so easy.
"When you get out of your car or whatever you just walk right up here, you get your reward points and it's going to be a a great cause, that's to helping our veterans," he said.
West Virginia has the highest per capita service of veterans in the country. It has always supported its veterans and the PepsiCo Dream Machine is one more way of having veterans programs in West Virginia.
Mayor Danny Jones was so proud to grace the event as well.
It is a big day for the people of Charlston, who have led the stadium in recycling.
All the different sponsors, PepsiCola and the waste management, and citizen's participation will help post 9-11 veterans. One of them is at the event. All these was great for the state capital, Jones said.
Jesse Canella, Marine Corps veteran and Founder of Honorvet.org said that he doesn't know if there's any possible way to recreate the project.
Carl Rush, VP for Organic Growth Waste Management, said that being the first of its kind in West Virginia makes the peroject important. He found it also exciting to see the support that's here.
"I mean we have everybody from the government down all the way to elected officials and Primo marketing folks that were here. It's great to see everybody come together and sponsor this type of activity. The community already seems to embrace it it's great," he said.
West Virginia is going to give away at lot of points and it better be prepared as the PepsiCo Dream Machines will be put to a lot of use.
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