Every November 15th is “America Recycles Day”

America Recycles Day 2012Every November 15th is “America Recycles Day” with events organized and held across the country. Be a part of it!

Many items we use daily can be recycled. Every day, Americans have the choice to recycle or not. Designating a day specifically for recycling promotes the social, environmental and economic benefits of recycling. It also encourages more people to join the movement!  

It’s the 15th Anniversary of America Recycles Day! What’s your role going to be?

The more citizens that demand recycling centers, the more recycling centers will be set up – and the more recycled items will be created! Make sure you’re doing your part to help advance the recycling movement even further! Create  more demand for a wider range of recyclables that can be processed locally (styrofoam for example). Every bit counts, and you can be a part of it.

What can you do TODAY to support more recycling?

Make a conscious choice to buy items made with recycled content.

Recycling is the first step in the cycle, then the recycled material is processed and maybe repurposed. The last step is up to you:  Keep recycled content products in demand. What’s good for the environment is truly good for business. Here are some great promotional products made with recycled content:

Recycled_Tire_Jar_OpenersItems manufactured from 100% post consumer recycled tires
America_Recycled_notebooks_and_paper_USA_only_UPDATERecycled notebooks, made locally in the USA
vision_mugs_for_lifeDesk and travel mugs are made of 100% recycled plastic
Made_in_America_Recycled_Metal_Promo_ProductsAmerican made recycled metal keychains, gifts, pins and more!

Personally I do what recycling I can even when I’m on the go.  I bet many people justify not recycling while on the go with a: “Well a green (or blue) bin just wasn’t where I was- but there was a trash can in plain view.”

Doing what recycling I can while on the move might mean toting some empty used containers in my arms, purse, or canvas tote bag.  Sometimes this draws attention, but it usually opens up a conversation about recycling, too! People ask “What are you doing with that stuff?” and I can answer by saying “Reducing my footprint!”. It gets ’em thinking about their own recycling efforts. Other times I just try to consume less single-use, throw-away items.

But every day, not just on America Recycles Day, I try to do my part. If you can, join an event in your area to raise recycling awareness. And check out these great tips on how to recycle more.