America Recycles Day

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When Celebrated

Always on November 15th


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About the Holiday

America Recycles Day is a day dedicated to raise awareness and encourage recycling and purchasing of recycled products. Many communities organize events to educate and increase the number of people who actively recycle. Recycling helps to conserve our natural resources and reduce both energy consumption and global warming. Celebrate this day by making the decision to recycle or participate in an event to teach others the benefits of recycling.

America Recycles Day was started in 1997 by the National Recycling Coalition. In 2010, Keep America Beautiful took over stewardship of the holiday. More information on this holiday can be found here.

Did you know?[1]

  • The US recycles 68% of it's paper products
  • Approximately, 35% of total waste is now recycled in the US
  • Over the last decade, the US has increased the amount of recycled materials by 100%
  • Recycling an aluminum can results in approximately a 95% energy savings versus creating a new one

Gift Guidelines

  • Reusable shopping bag
  • Gift made from recycled materials

Related Holidays


  1. Recycling in the United States

November Info & More Holidays

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