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10 Innovative America Recycles Day Events

From recycling plastic bags and eyeglasses to offering recycling facility tours, nonprofits, communities and companies are gearing up to help make a difference.

Mallory Szczepanski

November 15, 2016

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Since 1997, communities across the U.S. have joined forces on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day (ARD). Backed by Keep America Beautiful, ARD is comprised of hundreds of recycling activities and events throughout the country.

Over the past 30 years, the national recycling rate has increased. And the current recycling rate is 34 percent. In an effort to boost this rate, U.S. citizens are taking the pledge to recycle more and waste less. To date, 67,257 people have signed the pledge and various pledgees have shared their efforts via social media.

From recycling plastic bags and eyeglasses to offering recycling facility tours, nonprofits, communities and companies across the nation are gearing up to help make a difference.

Here are 10 creative events taking place across the country in the coming days.

About the Author(s)

Mallory Szczepanski

Vice President of Member Relations and Publications, NWRA

Mallory Szczepanski was previously the editorial director for Waste360. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Columbia College Chicago, where her research focused on magazine journalism. She also has previously worked for Contract magazine, Restaurant Business magazine, FoodService Director magazine and Concrete Construction magazine.

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