Thursday, November 2, 2017

Keep PA Beautiful Asks: How Will You Celebrate America Recycles Day Nov. 15?

Did you know when you recycle one aluminum can enough energy is saved to power a laptop for 5.2 hours? Celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15 and learn about the power of recycling.
America Recycles Day recognizes the benefits of recycling while providing an educational platform that helps raise awareness about the value of reducing, reusing and recycling – every day – throughout the year.
To celebrate, you can--
-- Hold An Event: Hold an event in your area to educate your community on the benefits of recycling.  Click Here for tools you can use to get started.  Click Here to register your event.
-- Attend An Event: Click Here to find a America Recycles Day event near you.
-- Take The Recycling Pledge: Click Here to take the pledge to find out about recycling in your community, reduce the amount of waste you use and buy products made with recycled content.
“Keep America Beautiful is determined to end littering, improve recycling, reduce waste, and beautify America’s communities,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. America Recycles Day is a key fall initiative to educate, motivate, and activate individuals and entire communities to better understand what to place in recycling bins and the many environmental, economic, and social benefits of recycling.”
“America Recycles Day provides a means to encourage recycling 365 days a year whether it’s at school, home or whole communities,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “We are grateful to Keep America Beautiful for providing these tools and resources to our local communities.”
America Recycles Day is an educational program of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful helps promote the initiative in the Commonwealth.
Visit the America Recycles Day website for more information and ideas for setting up events.
For more information about recycling in Pennsylvania, visit DEP’s Recycling webpage or contact your County Recycling Coordinator.
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website. Click Here to become a member.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from KPB, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, Discover them on Pinterest and visit their YouTube Channel.
Also visit the Illegal Dump Free PA website for more ideas on how to clean up communities and keep them clean and KPB’s new Electronics Waste website.

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