by Elba Mendoza
“How often do you recycle?” America Recycles Day is a nationally-recognized day dedicated to celebrating recycling in the United States. Annually, thousands of communities across the country get together and take action to increase recycling in the United States. America Recycles Day was started in 1997 by the National Recycling Coalition. America Recycles Day has been a program of ‘Keep America Beautiful’ since 2009.
There are various ways to be involved in the ‘keep America beautiful program.’ We can participate on recycling day by: buying products that are from recycled material, recycling cans, bottles, paper, cardboard, to metal. Also, one can get involved by taking the lead and registering their event, committing to recycling by taking the ‘BeRecycled’ pledge, and participating in recycling events out in the community.
If you want more information on “America Recycles Day” you can click on the links below:
"Proclamation 9368--America Recycles Day, 2015." Daily Compilation Of Presidential Documents (2015): 1-2. Academic Search Premier. Web. 15 Nov. 2016.
Docksai, Rick. "A World Without Waste?." Futurist 48.2 (2014): 16-20. Academic Search Premier. Web. 15 Nov. 2016.
"America Recycles Day Illustrates the Many Economic and Environmental Benefits of the Recycling Industry." Business Wire (English) 15 Nov. 2016: Newswires. Web. 15 Nov. 2016.
"Study highlights benefits of recycling on climate change." Solid Waste Report 2016: Business Insights: Essentials. Web. 15 Nov. 2016.
Alexander, Catherine, and Joshua Reno. Economies Of Recycling : The Global Transformation Of Materials, Values And Social Relations. London: Zed Books, 2012. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 15 Nov. 2016.
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