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America Recycles Day

Monday, November 15, 2021
Across the U.S.

The Keep America Beautiful America Recycles Day is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Held on and around Nov. 15, America Recycles Day educates and encourages individuals on how to be more mindful of what they consume, where and how to properly recycle, pledge to recycle more, and recycle correctly in their everyday lives.

Focusing on individual action, the 2020 America Recycles Day highlights the actions we can all take to collectively address the challenges facing our nation’s recycling system. Through ARD, Keep America Beautiful and its partners inspire communities and individuals to recognize the economic, environmental, and social benefits of recycling. Keep America Beautiful urges people to pledge to reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle in every aspect of their life. The #BeRecycled pledge is a promise to actively choose to live a recycled lifestyle by:

Recycling at home, work, school and on the go;
Buying products made with recycled content; and
Educating and encouraging friends, family, and neighbors to take the #BeRecycled pledge.

Aside from the #BeRecycled Pledge, people can be part of the recycling solution by participating or hosting their own America Recycles Day event. Events can be scheduled at any time during the fall leading into the official America Recycles Day celebration, Nov. 15. Keep America Beautiful encourages all participants and event organizers to follow state and local health guidelines pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Go to the America Recycles Day site where you can pledge to recycle, view a list of events around the country, or organize your own event. Keep America Beautiful provides guides, tools, templates and tips to make it easy to organize your local event and promote recycling awareness, commitment and action in your community.

Sponsors of this year’s America Recycles Day include Title Sponsor Cox Enterprises, International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), and Michelob Ultra.