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Keep America Beautiful (KAB) is encouraging people to give their garbage another life on America Recycles Day, taking place this year on Friday, Nov. 15.
The organization says the average American produces 4.4 pounds of trash in a single day, yet we recycle only 35 percent of the country’s waste. America Recycles Day encourages people to recycle more at home, at work and on the go.
“Through our education programs and collection events taking place in communities across the country, Keep America Beautiful, its affiliate network and partners are raising awareness about what is recyclable and what material can become when recycled and given a new life,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling at Keep America Beautiful.
This year, America Recycles Day is sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, Amcor, American Chemistry Council, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, Rubbermaid Incorporated, The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. and Waste Management. In preparation for this year’s event, Keep America Beautiful has presented five action steps:
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In July, KAB launched its I Want to Be Recycled campaign to increase the number of Americans motivated to recycle every day, by showing that recyclable materials can be given another life and become something new if someone chooses to recycle.
Speaking of recycling, as part of a national effort to increase access to carton recycling in the U.S, the Carton Council of North America last week released survey results that indicated overwhelming consumer belief that product companies and their brands play a crucial role in recycling: Of 1,000 adults surveyed across the U.S., 86 percent responded that they expect food and beverage brands to actively help increase the recycling of their packages through messaging and take-back programs.
Published Nov 12, 2013 2pm EST / 11am PST / 7pm GMT / 8pm CET