november 15: america recycles day

This Friday, November 15, is America Recycles Day. Organized by Keep America Beautiful, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day for community education and recycling collection events that encourage hundreds of thousands of people to recycle.

So how can you participate in America Recycles Day?

  • Make sure you recycle as much as you possibly can! You should be recycling every day, but especially today, make it the highest priority. If you collect your recycling inside, make sure to bring everything to your outside bin or community dumpster for pickup.
  • Offer to recycle for others - whether your office or neighbors. Offer to take any of their recyclable waste and put it out for pickup. At work, go around to everyone's desks and offer to collect any recyclable waste, or leave a special bin for them that you can pick up later.
  • Grab some bags and get outside yourself or with your children or a group of friends. Go on a litter hunt and recycle as much as you can. Instagram what you find to join the Litterati movement.
  • Visit the America Recycles Day website and look for a recycling event in your area. There are tons! However, there are none in Lafayette, and the nearest one is in Abbeville, where a proclamation was made this past Monday that Friday will be America Recycles Day in the town.
  • It may be too late for this year, but look into hosting an event. There are instructions on how to register your event, and it doesn't specify how long the process takes. But if it's too late for this year, start planning ahead for next year!
  • Take the America Recycles Day pledge! It's free and takes about 2 minutes. I signed this morning and pledge to recycle more unwanted mail. You can also take the pledge on behalf of your company, giving you an even bigger recycling footprint.
  • Share the message with everyone! Let your friends and family know about America Recycles Day and encourage them to participate too.
  • Participate in the America Recycles Day Thunderclap. Take a couple minutes to authorize Thunderclap to post a Tweet, Facebook status or Tumblr photo on your behalf. They will then post a message on every authorized account at the same time on Friday, like a social media flash mob!
  • Follow America Recycles Day on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to keep up with the activities.
It's easy to participate; now all you have to do is choose how you will. Join in and help to make this year's America Recycles Day the best one yet!

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