Friday, November 14, 2008

It's America Recycles Day!

America Recycles Day - Nov. 15

America Recycles Day (ARD), held every year on November 15, is a national campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling and buying products made with recycled materials. Buying recycled is the step that "closes the recycling loop." Both Kansas and Missouri are official partners in this national effort and host events to help spread the message.

Each year, the MARC Solid Waste Management District, in cooperation with local governments, businesses and non-profits, coordinates the regional celebration.

How to get involved:

Visit and promote is the region’s one-stop spot for recycling information. It lists everything that is recyclable in the metro area and where to take it. Post flyers, stickers and magnets. to help promote the Web site.

Take the ARD pledge – Make a personal pledge to recycle, buy recycled and spread the word about recycling. Pledge online at America Recycles Day.

Get youth involved - This ARD kids activity (pdf) is designed to encourage children to be more involved in recycling and to care for the environment. By completing certain activities, a child can receive an America Recycles Day prize.