November 15th is America Recycles Day! This day is meant to encourage us Americans to make sure we recycle and take care of our planet! On November 15th, 2004, President George W. Bush issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring this day to be America Recycles Day. Recycling is really not all that hard, yet people still seem to have trouble doing it! Do everybody and your planet a favor: recycle whatever you can, every single day! Recycled materials are used every day in manufacturing. For example, recycled newspaper is often turned into egg cartons, construction paper, and building insulation. Your recycled water bottles can even help make somebody a new ski coat! The possibilities are endless, and we are constantly learning new ways to use our recycled materials. Help take care of our planet!
- Every three months, Americans throw enough aluminum in the landfills to build our nation’s entire commercial air fleet.
- The average person has the opportunity to recycle more than 25,000 cans in a lifetime.
- Recycling a single aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours.
- Without exception, recycling is the top action society can do to simultaneously improve: the environment, the economy, sustainable manufacturing and to prevent waste from going into oceans.