Highlighting Recycling Right Focus
HOUSTON – NOV. 5, 2019 – Waste Management, the nation’s largest residential recycler, and thousands of communities, neighbors and friends are furthering their commitment to go green in celebration of America Recycles Day, a national, annual initiative by Keep America Beautiful.
Since 1997, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day, and coast-to-coast community-driven awareness campaign, dedicated to promoting recycling in the U.S. With Keep America Beautiful’s belief that everyone has a right to live in a clean, green and beautiful community, this ‘holiday’ bolsters everyone’s responsibility to contribute to the vision.
“America Recycles Day is a moment in time to regain momentum for recycling, and to help make recycling a daily norm across the country,” said Randy Hartmann, senior director of affiliate operations, Keep America Beautiful. “Get involved by taking the “#BeRecycled” Pledge and inviting friends and family to do the same. Let’s get people recycling in every aspect of their lives – at home, at work and on the go.”
This year, Waste Management is sponsoring every America Recycles Day activity, in partnership with Keep America Beautiful and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), from Nov. 11 – Nov. 15. Activities will kick off with a presentation of the America Recycles Day Recycling Hero Award, recognizing a veteran or active military personnel who exhibits an outstanding commitment to recycling. The week will continue with an EPA and Keep America Beautiful Forum, an Innovation Fair featuring the greenest programs, and an America Recycles Summit.
“Waste Management is out in local communities every day, collecting recyclables that can be turned into new products,” said Susan Robinson, senior director, government affairs for Waste Management. “Recycling is an important community service our customers value, and we look forward to celebrating the great work that is being done as part of America Recycles Day.”
For Waste Management, recycling is a 365-day-a-year commitment. As part of its mission to ensure recycling remains a convenient and viable solution for local communities, the company offers a range of reliable services for homes and businesses, recycling education programs, and technological advancements that are changing the face of recycling and reuse for the next generation. In 2018 alone, the company managed over 15 million tons of materials for beneficial use.
Whether at home or on the go, Waste Management encourages community members to recycle smartly and safely by:
- Recycling bottles, cans and paper products
- Keeping food and liquids out of recycling
- Always placing recyclables loose inside recycling containers – no plastic bags
In honor of America Recycles Day, Waste Management invites everyone to be part of this year’s recycling celebration and share how they are recycling in their communities on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Use the hashtag #recycleright for an opportunity to be featured on Waste Management’s social media channels. Community members can learn more about recycling right by visiting www.rorr.com.
ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management environmental services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides collection, transfer, disposal services, and recycling and resource recovery. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The Company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management, visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.
ABOUT KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, we strive to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision.
Behavior change – steeped in education, research and behavioral science – is the cornerstone of Keep America Beautiful. We empower generations of community stewards with volunteer programs, hands-on experiences, curricula, practical advice and other resources to deliver measurable environmental, economic and social benefits. The organization is driven by more than 600 state and local affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities and government officials. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Donate and take action at kab.org.
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