To engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment.



  • Establishing stronger, consensus based goals for recycling in Virginia
  • Building stronger markets for recycled materials in Virginia
  • Expanding and improving recycling in schools.
  • Establishing more “on the go” recycling options at special events and public venues
Waste Watchers of Eastern Shore WINS $1K Grant!

Waste Watchers (WW) will establish a creative Plastic Bag Reducing/Recycling/Reusing Campaign through the use of signs in grocery store parking lots to remind shoppers to bring their own bags each time they shop.

Galax High School WINS $1,000 Grant from KVB

Galax High National Honor Society has been awarded a $1,000 grant in the Plastic Bag Recycling Category. Galax High School National Honor Society will install plastic bag recycling containers at each grocery store in Galax city proper and one at Galax HS for community members to recycle their plastic bags.

James River Association WINS $1,000 Grant!

James River Association has been awarded a $1,000 grant in the Beautification and Community Greening Category. The KVB grant program focuses greater resources and attention on individual localities throughout the Commonwealth and how they are addressing the issues of litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction, beautification and education.

No Green in Her Day

My great grandmother didn’t have a green movement in her day. She didn’t need one. KVB reflects on why grandparents don’t recycle.

I’ve eliminated the paper trail. Now what?

I was like a lot of people this week that watched with geek lust the unveiling of the latest incarnation of the iPad.  But once the intoxication of the dual cameras and shiny body wore off I began to take stock of my office environment. Computer, land-line, cell phone, iPod, iPad, DVD player, television…I am […]

KVB Announces the “30 IN 30” Grant Program!

In honor of Earth Month this April, KVB will be giving a $1,000 grant daily to deserving groups and organizations to help fulfill our mission..

America Recycles Day and “A Bags Life” Launch

“A Bag’s Life” Creates Buzz at America Recycles Day at VA Capitol (Richmond, VA) – Nov. 15, 2010 – A statewide plastic bag recycling awareness campaign in Virginia called A Bag’s Life, which includes an interactive and educational website (, mobile app with nearly 800 drop-off sites by zip code, and video contest was launched […]