Blog : Meet a Green Alliance Business: New Hampshire the Beautiful

By Corey | May 19, 2015 | in

What: Composed of a team of grocers and beverage companies, New Hampshire the Beautiful (NHtB) came together to expand recycling efforts across the state. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit has poured millions of dollars into helping towns and cities clean up litter and expand their recycling programs, and has made landmark achievements in making New Hampshire more environmentally friendly.

For small towns, the biggest hindrance to a successful recycling program is the lack of startup money. NHtB organizes fundraising efforts to cover startup costs for materials such as plastic recycling bins, cardboard balers, glass crushers, storage containers, and just about anything else a town might need to start its recycling program.

In addition, NHtB's popular "Blue Bag" program provides plastic bags to towns and nonprofit groups to organize town and highway litter cleanup efforts. NHtB will also design, build and install signs at transfer stations to help residents sort their recycling.

NHtB recently began a collaboration with the Northeast Resource Recovery Association, an organization that provides networking and educational opportunities about recycling and sustainability, to further their outreach. NHtB is supported by members of the N.H. Soft Drink Association, the Beverage Distributors of New Hampshire Association and the New Hampshire Grocers Association.

Where: 110 Stark St., Manchester

Web: www.nhthebeautiful.org

Call: (603) 669-9333

What makes it green:
Started the "Blue Bag" program, which provides plastic bags to towns and nonprofit groups for highway litter cleanup.
Raises funding for towns and cities to develop recycling programs.
Covers recycling program startup costs associated with recycling bins, cardboard balers, glass crushers and more.
Design, build and install signage at town transfer stations to help residents properly sort recycling.
Partners with Northeast Resource Recovery Association to provide networking and educational opportunities about recycling and sustainability.

All Green Alliance businesses are green certified. Read NHtB's full certification documents and learn more about its sustainability initiatives and those of more than 100 other local green businesses at www.greenalliance.biz.