Annually on November 15 America celebrate "America Recycles Day".
What is America Recycles day?
America Recycles Day is a day to celebrate and, more importantly, promote and encourage Americans to recycle and buy more recyclable products.
This years theme is #BeRecycled and is looking at the household products that can be recycled and educating yourself on the changes you can make to ensure that less waste ends up in landfills and, eventually, in our oceans.
What are the Benefits of Recycling?
Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills
Conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals
Increases economic security as it uses domestically sourced materials
Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
Supports American manufacturing and conserves valuable resources
Helps create new well-paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States
The Pledge is open to everyone worldwide, not just Americans! So whether you live in Australia or Norway you can make the pledge to commit to more and better recycling practices!
Will you pledge to:
Learn: I will find out what materials are collected for recycling in my community.
Act: Within the next month, I will reduce the amount of waste I produce, I will recycle more, and I will buy products made with recycled content.
Share: In the next month, I will encourage one family member or one friend to take the #BeRecycled pledge.
If you are up for the challenge then click here to go to the pledge!