America Recycles Day 2011!

Did you know that America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States? That may come as a surprise to those of you dedicated recyclers who’ve never heard of the annual, November 15 celebration. For most, Earth Day on April 22 is the hallowed event for the green-minded and the citadel for the grandest of environmental plans, projects, and awareness activities. Instituted in 1997, America Recycles Day is gaining momentum and has the potential to join Earth Day as the Fall equivalent for encouraging sustainable practices in our daily lifestyles.
If you’re an educator, business, or agency concerned with the environment and making an impact in your community, America Recycles Day is the ideal platform for making your voice heard. What can you do to help? Educators can capitalize on the celebration by gearing curriculum towards environmental topics and instituting a recycling program in their schools or campuses that will encourage recycling 365 days a year. Visit to take the recycling pledge or to find links to teacher resources and toolkits for planning a recycling event in your area. Whether your school recycling program focuses on collecting paper, cardboard, beverage containers, toner and ink cartridges, or cell phones, cumulative efforts have a tremendous impact on the waste stream. Consider capping your celebration with a field trip to a local recycling center so students can see the process first-hand—from the source separating to the baling!
For businesses, America Recycles Day gives you an incredible opportunity to reach out locally and nationally to your clients, employees, and residents to educate them specifically about recycling. No time to plan an event of your own? Visit to find local events in your area and consider sponsoring an established activity. It will spotlight your company’s dedication to going green and help spread the message. What can a sponsor do? Consider purchasing a ClearStream ONE recycling container for the collection of bottles and cans at local recycling events. Your company name will be clearly visible above the container. Buy now and take advantage of our special America Recycles Day sale. You can view and purchase the container by visiting You may also consider purchasing incentive materials for participants, such as t-shirts, buttons, magnets, stickers, and sports bottles. Target Marketing Group is the exclusive distributor of America Recycles Day merchandise. Visit our store at to browse our selection.
If you are a teacher on a tight budget and can’t afford recycling containers for your school, such as the ClearStream ONE highlighted above, seek sponsors in your community to purchase them for you. Form a partnership with a variety of area businesses to provide you with the incentive materials you need to make your America Recycles Day activity a success. Don’t miss out on the chance to win FREE America Recycles Day merchandise. Visit our store at to sign-up to win.
No matter what route you go to celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15, we encourage you to join this national endeavor and make a difference in your community. Recycle, America!


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