America Recycles Day (ARD), an initiative of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling efforts in the United States. For the past 20 years, thousands of local event organizers mobilize throughout their community to educate friends, colleagues and classmates about recycling on or around Nov. 15, 2017.
One of the biggest barriers to recycling is knowing what items can (and cannot) be recycled. In honor of America Recycles Day 2017, the National Recycling Coalition, is working with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) to promote and spread awareness of what can and cannot be recycled. We invite you to plan your own ARD event by taking advantage of the wide variety of tools and resources available to make event planning easy and impactful. Once planned, register your event so it is officially part of the national network of America Recycles Day events!
“In our most recent survey, 78% of participants indicated they want more information about what to recycle. America Recycles Day provides the opportunity to do just that and to make recycling a common practice every day of the year,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. “We invite you to host an event within your community, inviting your family and friends from work, school, and your neighborhood to participate in America Recycles Day and to take the #BeRecycled Pledge in a collective national effort to improve recycling in our country.”
Events can occur at any time during the fall leading into the official America Recycles Day celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Events can be as small as an exhibit in front of a retail location, a bill insert to your community residents on what can be recycled or as large as a collection event for the entire community. What is important is spreading the word about the recycling Dos and Don’ts in your community!
Additionally, as part of the America Recycles Day campaign, we encourage you to invite your network to join the movement by taking the #BeRecycled Pledge. This pledge is a promise to actively choose living a recycled lifestyle by committing to “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle and Buy Recycled.” in all aspects of daily life.