America Recycles Day actually began as a state effort in 1994. Kevin Tuerff and Valerie Davis, two employees of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality started Texas Recycles Day to encourage the residents of their state to recycle. They chose November 15th as the day, as they were trying to distinguish it from Earth Day in the spring, and yet have something before the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday season started.
Upon its launch, an immediate impact in the rates of recycling was noticed. A few years later as Tuerff and Davis attended a national conference on recycling; they suggested designating a national holiday based on their model. When they explained the success that they had seen in Texas from the Texas Recycles Day, the interest was immediate and the response to starting a national holiday was overwhelming. 1997 marked the first national observance of America Recycles Day on November 15, and it has been observed ever since. Last year, President Obama issued a national proclamation for the observance of the day.
The purpose of this holiday is to remind people about the social, economic, and environmental benefits of recycling. America Recycles Day has a website, and Facebook page to help people get involved with the efforts. Cartridge World North America reminds us of all the ways that we can help with recycle efforts nationally.
At Cartridge World Bloomingdale we invite you to join with us on November 15th as we celebrate America Recycles Day. Let us help you with recycle programs for your business, organization, or school. You can contact us on our Facebook page or by visiting our physical location at 358 W. Army Trail, Bloomingdale IL. Let’s keep America beautiful by recycling.