Happy America Recycles Day!

Started by the National Recycling Coalition, and now a Keep America Beautiful program, America Recycles Day is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Held annually on November 15, America Recycles Day educates and encourages individuals on how to be more mindful of what they consume, where and how to properly recycle, and to pledge to recycle more and recycle right in their everyday lives.

The recycling efforts of communities and business throughout the United States have helped with success and growth. To build on our progress, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages every American to contribute by recycling right, not only on every annual America Recycles Day, but all year. This means checking with your local recycling provider to be certain that they will accept everything you place in your recycling bin. Items like cardboard, metal cans and paper are commonly accepted by local curbside programs, and items like plastic bags, electronics and batteries can NEVER go in the curbside recycling bin. Visit EPA's How Do I Recycle?: Common Recyclables page to see how and where to recycle these and other items.

Student Life is also kicking off a recycled ornament competition in honor of America Recycles Day! Create an ornament out of recycled materials for your holiday tree and bring it into The Den to be displayed and voted on.