When is this holiday celebrated?
This holiday is observed on November 15 each and every year.
Origin of this holiday:
America Recycles Day (ARD) is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. ARD is celebrated November 15. Hundreds of events are held across the U.S. to raise awareness about the importance of recycling and to encourage Americans to sign personal pledges to recycle and buy recycled products.
Run by the recycling sector organization National Recycling Coalition, America Recycles Day is also sponsored by private and public entities, including global aluminum company Novelis, stationery firm Staples, waste firm Waste Management Recycle America, the American Beverage Association and the EPA.
Although America may not enjoy much of a reputation for environmentalism on the global stage, in some US cities recycling levels are much higher than, for example, in the UK.
We did find reference to this holiday on several Greeting Card sites.
What type of holiday is this?
Recycling in the United States
Due to there not being a national law for recycling, mandatory recycling is legislated through state and local governments. A number of U.S. states, such as California, Hawaii, Oregon, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Iowa, Michigan and New York have passed laws that establish deposits or refund values on beverage containers while other states rely on recycling goals or landfill bans of recyclable materials. Some cities, such as New York City and Seattle, have created laws that enforce fines upon citizens who throw away certain recyclable materials. There are also a wide variety of voluntary programs and educational programs to increase recycling where it is not mandated by law.
- US raises waste awareness with "America Recycles Day", www.letsrecycle.com, Retrieved 15.11.06 - The website www.letsrecycle.com is a highly successful website, based in the UK, for reporting news and information related to the waste management and recycling industries.
Other November Holidays around the world
How can I Celebrate this holiday?
- Blog with us about it! - We have a blog called "Everyday is a Holiday" so visit our pages and talk with us about this holiday.
- Send Free E-Greeting! - If your ready to get together with your friends don't forget to invite them with these fun Internet Invitations.
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