Pratt Industries will be hosting several events in honor of America Recycles Day which is November 15th. If you don’t see one listed for your area, please visit AmericaRecyclesDay.org for a complete listing.
- Atlanta, GA: City of College Park GA ARD event at Woodward Academy will include presentations to students about resource recovery.
- Atlanta, GA: Troup County & Habitat for Humanity hosting an event at the Habitat for Humanity in LaGrange.
- Savannah, GA: Pratt Recycling Open House. Visit our materials recovery facility and tour our recycling plant on November 15th from 9am to 4pm.
- Fayetteville, NC: A Shred Ahead in Fayetteville to offer free shredding!
- Winston-Salem, NC: Come join the Youth Achievers at the Winston Lake Family YMCA on November 17 as we raise awareness of recycling and collect aluminum cans, paper and plastic to raise funds for our YMCA.
- Greenville, SC: November 15th Anderson County Scarecrow Contest at the Anderson County Offices. Grades 3-8 will make scare crows out of recyclables. There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
- Columbia, SC: Higher Education Recycling Forum hosted by Pratt and Sustainable Midlands on November 15th – all higher educational institutions in Midlands SC will be invited to participate.
- Deland, FL: Stetson University America Recycles Day event on November 15. The event will be part of Keep America Beautiful’s Recyclemania competition.
- Shreveport, LA: Pratt Industries Recycling Division will have a display booth at the 2012 Highland Jazz & Blues Festival on November 17 from 12pm to 5pm at Columbia Park. View a flyer for the event here.
Almost 30,000 people to date have taken a pledge on AmericaRecyclesDay.org to recycle more. Will you do the same?
In case you missed the rest of our America Recycles Day Blog series, here’s a roll up!
America Recycles Day
Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. It is one day to educate on the importance of recycling and motivate people across America to recycle.
Challenge #1: Know your local recycling system.
Different communities have different standards for what can be recycled and how to do it. Visit Earth911.com and enter your zip code for your local information and resources.
Challenge #2: Know Your Recyclables, Plastic
Americans buy an estimated 34.6 billion single-serving (1 liter or less) plastic water bottles each year. Almost eight out of ten end up in a landfill or incinerator. Learn how you can help divert plastic waste in our next post that explores the top ten reasons to recycle plastic bottles.
Challenge #3: Know Your Recyclables, Paper
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, paper accounts for an estimated 33 percent of municipal solid waste, more than any other material Americans throw away. Learn how Pratt Industries helps to divert 1.8 million tons of paper waste from the landfill in the next article of our Recycling Blog Series.
Final Challenge: Implement an Office Recycling Program
As a conclusion to our blog series, we pose a final challenge, to implement an office recycling program. When people are asked if they recycle, the amount of hands that go up is increasing. One of the ways that we can help increase the amount of recyclers and get the habit started is to recycle at work.