Thursday, November 15, 2012
America Recycles Day
When : Always November 15th
America Recycles Day 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 your can practice recycling. Take an active role in encouraging others to recycle, too.
The Boy Scouts of America has 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!
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 goes back to 1997.
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.