Keep America Beautiful Encourages Americans to Join the Effort to Recycle More and Recycle Right
STAMFORD, Conn. (Aug. 27, 2018) – Keep America Beautiful’s America Recycles Day, the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States, has opened registration for businesses, community organizations, government entities, individuals and others planning to host an America Recycles Day-themed event.
America Recycles Day, which takes place on and in the weeks surrounding Nov. 15, educates people about the importance of recycling to our economy and environmental well-being, and helps to motivate occasional recyclers to become everyday recyclers.
“Our fall recycling initiatives highlight the power that we all have to make more mindful decisions in our daily lives about recycling and using products made with recyclable materials,” said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Helen Lowman. “Keep America Beautiful has been working hard to improve recycling in America and we’re eager to continue those efforts by motivating and activating individuals to make recycling a part of their daily lives.”
Keep America Beautiful urges people to pledge to reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle in every aspect of their life. Available online and via paper pledges at America Recycles Day events across the country, the #BeRecycled Pledge is a promise to actively choose to live a recycled lifestyle, by:
- Recycling at home, work/school and on the go;
- Buying products made with recycled content; and
- Educating and encouraging friends, family and neighbors to take the #BeRecycled Pledge
Aside from the #BeRecycled Pledge, people can be part of the recycling solution by participating or hosting their own America Recycles Day event. Event organizers can access valuable resources to plan, promote and host an event on the America Recycles Day website where there are easy reference guides and resource materials for hosting events. Events can be scheduled at any time during the fall leading into the official America Recycles Day celebration, Nov. 15.
Sponsors of this year’s America Recycles Day include American Chemistry Council, Carton Council, H&M, International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), Keurig Dr Pepper and Northrop Grumman.
Recycle-Bowl, Keep America Beautiful’s national K-12 school-based recycling competition, begins on Oct. 15 and culminates on America Recycles Day, Nov. 15. Registration for Recycle-Bowl is also open at http://www.recycle-bowl.org.
About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Celebrating its 65th Anniversary in 2018, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities.
Behavior change – steeped in education, research and behavioral science – is the cornerstone of Keep America Beautiful. KAB empowers generations of community and environmental stewards with volunteer programs, hands-on experiences, educational curricula, practical advice and other resources. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. Join KAB on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Donate and take action at kab.org.