WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Keep America Beautiful is encouraging people to give their garbage another life on America Recycles Day, which is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15.
The average American produces 4.4 pounds of trash in a single day, and yet Americans recycle only 35 percent of this country’s waste. America Recycles Day encourages people to recycle more at home, at work and on the go.
“Through our education programs and collection events taking place in communities across the country, Keep America Beautiful, its affiliate network and partners are raising awareness about what is recyclable and what material can become when recycled and given a new life,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling at Keep America Beautiful.
You can take the “I Recycle” Pledge today at americarecyclesday.org and tell us what you pledge to recycle more. Ten people who make a pledge will win a park bench made from recycled content.
Keep America Beautiful is providing resources and supporting activities to thousands of grassroots events across the country. On Nov. 12, Keep America Beautiful will conduct a “Get Caught Recycling” event on the National Mall and in downtown Washington, D.C., with 80 Mars, Incorporated Associate volunteers. Volunteers will “catch” people using the recycling bins placed on the National Mall and around the Downtown DC Business improvement District and invite those to take the “I Recycle” pledge.