About America Recycles Day
An initiative of Keep America Beautiful (KAB), America Recycles Day is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S.
Each fall, thousands of communities across the country participate in ARD on and around November 15 to promote environmental citizenship and encourage action. Through ARD, KAB, along with its affiliates and partners, inspires communities to directly engage their residents to recycle more and recycle right 365 days a year.
Since its inception in 1997, thousands of communities across the country have participated in ARD throughout the fall. With KAB’s support, recycling ambassadors recruit thousands of organizations, schools, colleges and universities, businesses, and government entities to get involved in educating residents of all ages about recycling resources in their community through collection drives, demonstrations, competitions, tours, displays and other special events.
Promoting Recycling Behavior: What Works
The effectiveness of any recycling program hinges on understanding human behavior, and in many cases, asking individuals to change their behaviors. This webinar will summarize the findings from behavioral science with regard to effective strategies for encouraging people to recycle, including recommendations for program design and marketing. The webinar will also share results from a survey conducted in partnership with The George Washington University regarding participants' feedback on bin shape, color and signage.
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Choices are Powerful. Close the Loop. Whether you're hitting the office supply store for school, work, or the home office, join the many sustainability-minded individuals like yourself who make a statement when they shop. Look for that recycled-content label!
Whether you’re road-tripping, picnicking, or pool-hopping – remember that your beverage bottles and cans have potential to become something new and valuable.
Re-use a bag for your on-the-go recycling. You never know when you’ll find yourself with a recyclable in hand and no recycling bin in sight.
Will you take the pledge to recycle more?Take the Pledge
Watch a plastic bottle’s journey to achieve the dream of being recycled into something new and valuable.