15th November: America Recycles Day
America Recycles Day is a nationally-recognized day that celebrates and promotes recycling in the U.S and falls on November 15th. On this day, people are encouraged to spread the word about the benefits of recycling and to practice recycling themselves. So be sure to find a recycling program near you so that you can recycle that trash instead of dumping it the trash to fill up yet another landfill.
Reduce waste by repurposing and reusing old items. One of the bests ways to do this is by shopping at second-hand stores. Not only does it prevent items from ending up in the landfill, but it also saves you money. The old adage “one person’s junk is another person’s treasure” holds true. From clothing and furnishings to kitchen items and replacement parts, these stores offer more than you might imagine.
Your waste management professions are a wealth of information regarding recycling. They’ll give you the hard facts and steer you in the right direction, too. The role of waste management goes far beyond garbage collection. In each community, they provide a variety of services and programs designed to protect and reduce the impact we have on our environment.
Recycle, buy recycled goods and help teach others the benefits of recycling and continue to do so each day!