America Recycles Day: Encouraging Recycling in Your Community

America Recycles Day (ARD) is held every year on and in the weeks leading into Nov. 15. ARD, an initiative of Keep America Beautiful, is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Through our vast affiliate network, ARD connects local communities to our national movement by directly engaging millions of people to recycle more and recycle right every day.

How to Get Involved in America Recycles Day

Earth911
Oct. 16, 2018
By Earth911 Staff

America Recycles Day (ARD) is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. A Keep America Beautiful (KAB) initiative, this annual event started in 1997 to spread the word on the importance of recycling and to educate others on how to recycle correctly. Every year on and around November 15, thousands of local event organizers plan activities to encourage and help people throughout their communities to recycle.

Keep America Beautiful and Anheuser-Busch Announce National Watershed Grant Program

STAMFORD, Conn. (Oct. 3, 2018) – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, is partnering with Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD) to bring high impact, public space community watershed restoration projects to 10 communities through the 2018 Keep America Beautiful/Anheuser-Busch Watershed Grant Program.

Keep America Beautiful’s National Planting Day Kicks off Sept. 8

STAMFORD, Conn. (Sept. 5, 2018) – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, is mobilizing Americans to bolster their local ecosystems by planting native species of trees, shrubs and plants for its seventh annual National Planting Day.

November 15, 2018 America Recycles Day

I Spent an Eye-Opening Day at a Recycling Plant to Learn What Really Happens to Our Trash

Buzzfeed
Aug. 13, 2018
By Kyle Davis

My hands grip the aging staircase railing as I ascend a series of steps suspended roughly 70 feet in the air. Below me, the floor is a scattered mosaic of broken plastic and rubble. I’ve wedged a pair of squishy foam plugs into my ears, offering a comfortable barrier between myself and a chorus of whirring machines producing a dull white hum. The air is thick and dank, and every few minutes I’m startled by a distant crashing sound. All around me, there is trash.

Worst types of litter: Plastic straws not even in the top 5

USA TODAY
Aug. 9, 2018
By Ashley May

As companies such as Starbucks move away from plastic straws, environmental advocates say these items aren't the worst litter offender.

"Straws are getting a lot of news, but on a volume basis, straws are literally … a drop in a bucket," Noah Ullman, CMO of Keep America Beautiful, told USA TODAY.

The national nonprofit works with more than 600 community-based affiliates and organizations to end litter.

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