Federal Environmental Executive Ed Pinero and four-year-old Braeden Davis of Washington, D.C., launched America Recycles Day 2004 at a Nov. 15 ceremony in Lafayette Park, across from the White House. Davis and other area school children officially started the day by placing recyclable materials into bins.

Kate Krebs, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based National Recycling Coalition and spokeswoman for America Recycles Day, spoke at the ceremony. The event also featured speakers from Montreal-based Alcan , Detroit-based Ford Motor Co. and Houston-based Waste Management Inc.

America Recycles Day was celebrated across the nation by both public and private organizations.

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