America Recycles Day & Earth Day
opens in a new windowAmerica Recycles Day (ARD) – November 15: Amercia Recycles Day, held every year on November 15, is a national campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling and buying products made with recycled materials. Buying recycled is the step that closes the recycling loop.
10 Great Ways to Celebrate America Recycles Day: Nov. 15
- Commit to recycle and buy recycled products both at home and at work or school.
- Learn what materials you can recycle in your community and do your best to recycle all you can.
- When shopping, purchase products that are packaged in materials you can recycle locally.
- Visit a recycling center in your area. See how your recycled paper and containers are sorted and prepared for manufacturing into new products.
- Read product labels. At your local grocery, department store or home improvement center, look for products with recycled content, and buy some. Look for “safe bets” that always have recycled content: steel, aluminum, glass or molded paper pulp containers (like egg cartons).
- Ask your local retailer to stock more products with recycled content, or write the manufacturer of your favorite products asking them to use recycled materials.
- Organize an event such as a display of recycled content products at your school, office, store or church, or a tour of a facility that manufactures recycled-content products.
- Learn more about how recycling helps preserve resources, protects the environment and benefits the economy, then teach some kids about the importance of recycling and buying recycled.
- Don’t forget waste reduction is important too. Look for ways to avoid making garbage — try composting.
- Visit the great outdoors and enjoy the clear air, clean water and litter-free landscapes that recycling helps make possible.
Earth Day – April 22: Earth Day, celebrated every year on April 22, is a day to promote environmental citizenship, celebrate environmental progress, and promote action to protect the planet.