Give Your Garbage Another Life. Take The Pledge.

The national recycling rate has increased every year for the past 30 years.
The current recycling rate is 34.5%.
For America Recycles Day 2014, I pledge to:

Learn. I will find out what materials are collected for recycling in my community at

Act. Reduce my personal waste by recycling. Within the next month, I will recycle more.

Share. In the next month, I will encourage one family member or one friend to take the pledge.

51271 people have signed this pledge. Be the 51272th!
Please include me in once-a-month emails about recycling.
I want to be anonymous

Karen M 10/31/2014

We dont inherit the world from our ancesters, we are barrowing it from our children

K. D 10/31/2014

Remember to observe and honor the hierarchy of highest and best use first, Honor-REs: REduce: Just use less. REuse: Don't throw away stuff too soon. REcycle: Give commodities a second life. REfuse: Don't accept throw-away packaging. REpair: Fix rather than replace things. REfill: Replenish empty bottles and jugs. REturn: Take back refundable CRV bottles. REthink: Figure a better sustainable way. And then... Rot: Turn discarded food and organics into compost.

Lynne G 10/31/2014

Our oceans are suffering -- the plastic debris we so thoughtlessly discard has now created 5 different gyres of floating garbage in the seas of the world. This stuff is killing sea creatures and generally fouling our planet. Consider this: Every square mile of ocean has about 46,000 pieces of plastic floating in it. See for more details, and PLEASE, REUSABLE SHOPPING BAGS ARE A MUST!

regan c 10/31/2014

I hate that no one cares; but i'm glad to see 51267 people have pledged. Now i'm 51268

Anna M 10/31/2014

Recycling is very important for the environment and for the future generations.

jayne h 10/31/2014
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Ros B 10/30/2014

A key part to being passionate about recycling is finding out the 2nd life of things that are recyclable in your area - I find this information really empowers people and gets them excited. In Moab, for example, glass is shipped to SLC and turned into fiberglass insulation and other materials... pretty neat

Jonelle T 10/30/2014

Through my decorating business I help my clients re use items in their home

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