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Weekly Tips | November 11, 2013

Yes, You Can!


Try to remember a time in November when grass was green and choices greener: EACH November 15th, you can elect to make a difference! Campaign for a more hopeful future by opting to take a pledge of a different kind of allegiance by participating in America Recycles Day. Let everyone know that YES, you CAN (and bottle and paper and plastic!)

The 16th annual America Recycles Day is November 15th. The day, which is a nationwide event sponsored by many organizations including the EPA, has inspired thousands of individuals to take the recycling pledge. This year’s event is themed “I want to be Recycled,” and focuses on the importance of recycling through community education. The event aims to motivate Americans to become active participants of recycling. Take the recycling pledge today for yourself or your business!

Check out the event locator to find events near you that are participating in America Recycles day.

Want to do more than recycle? Try using these waste reduction tools:


Want waste reduction tips for the office? Check out Beyond Waste at Work flyer

There are many creative ways to reduce, reuse or recycle your waste. For more tips on how to do so, check out the reducing and reusing basics from the EPA. 

RESOURCES: AMERICA RECYCLES DAY | PLEDGE | EPA
 

The Big Picture

In 2012 the America Recycles Day event had 2.1 million participants and about 2,065 registered events nationwide. 

According to the EPA, every year about 9,000,000 trees get cut down and sent to paper and pulp mills to create products. 

Let’s take the pledge today and reduce the conserve our natural resources. 

SOURCES: US EPA | EARTH 911
 

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