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America Recycles Day

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About America Recycles Day

When is America Recycles Day? This holiday is always observed on November 15

America Recycles Day, a November 15 holiday, encourages us to recycle, and use products made from recycled material. Recycling is not difficult. It sends less material to the waste stream, and it results in consuming less of our precious and limited natural resources.

According to the National Recycling Coalition, America Recycles Day “is dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products”.

Use this special day to create awareness of the importance of recycling, and to increase recycling. The world will thank you for it. Even if you practice recycling today, there is probably more you can do. We encourage you to look around at home, at work, or in school, to identify ways you can practice recycling. Take an active role in encouraging others to recycle, too.

The Boy Scouts of America have the right slogan for this topic: “Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle”.

 Did You Know? According to a presidential proclamation by President George W. Bush, each person in America produces about four pounds of waste every day!

Today’s Slogan: Someone’s trash is another person’s treasure.

How to Celebrate America Recycles Day

  • Reduce the amount of materials you put into the waste stream.
  • Buy a composter or start a compost pile in your yard.
  • Encourage your local, state and federal governments to promote waste reduction programs.
  • If items you are about to throw in the trash have value, donate them.

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History and Origin of America Recycles Day

President George W. Bush issued a presidential proclamation declaring November 15, 2004, as America Recycles Day. The roots of this day does back to 1997.

Reader Comments:

“America Recycles Day was created in 1997 by Kevin Tuerff and Valerie Davis of EnviroMedia. It was based on the successful Texas Recycles Day program and brought together state recycling coordinators from throughout the country, along with the US EPA, the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive, the National Recycling Coalition, the USPS, and the Steel Recycling Institute, among others. The day was created to raise awareness of the need to recycle and to buy products made from recycled-content materials – thus completing the loop. Thanks again for the site!”   Stephen M. Roberts, Austin, TX

More November 15 Holidays

Here are more November 15 holidays and events we’re sure you will enjoy.

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