Recycling, Entrepreneurship and Texas A&M

New program at Texas A&M that mixes entrepreneurship and recycling:

Texas A&M University announced today that it will place a PepsiCo Dream Machine recycling kiosk at Mays Business School, providing students and faculty with a convenient and rewarding way to recycle their bottles and cans while on-the-go. The unveiling of the Dream Machine is scheduled to coincide with the school’s annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program, which runs from August 6 – 13, 2011 at Mays Business School. The official kick-off event is scheduled for noon on Thursday, August 11th in the Wehner Building.

The Dream Machine recycling initiative, created by PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) in partnership with Waste Management (NYSE: WM), is introducing thousands of recycling bins and kiosks at popular public locations across North America. The kiosk is a computerized receptacle that includes a personal reward system, powered by Greenopolis, which allows users to earn points for every bottle or can they recycle in the kiosk and redeem those points for local discounts on entertainment, dining and travel at www.greenopolis.com.