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America Recycles Day – November 15, 2011

September 30th, 2011 No comments

Get ready for America Recycles Day!

America Recycles Day (ARD), November 15, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products. Celebrating its 14th year, it has grown to include millions of Americans pledging to increase their recycling habits at home and work. And to buy products made with recycled materials. Volunteer America Recycles Day coordinators are positioned throughout the country and work to organize recycling awareness events in their schools and communities, and in conjunction with their local municipalities.

On November 15 each year, millions of people become better informed about the importance of daily recycling and buying recycled products. One day to educate and motivate. One day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together. One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year.

Check out the America Recycles Day website and Take the Pledge to Recycle!

Or, follow @recyclesday on twitter

Top-20 Ways to Make your Business Greener

November 13th, 2010 No comments

Help us celebrate America Recycles Day!

Businesses have an opportunity to offer their customers more than just a product or service – by making green thinking part of their culture, their customers gain peace of mind knowing that concern for the environment is part of the product. Many large companies have sustainability programs that involve working only with suppliers that meet their environmental standards, reducing their carbon footprint by operating fully packed trucks and making fewer deliveries and using alternative sources of energy to fuel their plants. But there are much smaller, everyday ways that offices can reduce waste and involve all employees in making the workspace more environmentally friendly.

We, at ecycler offer these top-20 ways to make your business greener:

  1. Make green thinking part of your corporate culture
  2. Encourage your employees to recycle their beverage cans, newspapers, cardboard and other office waste using ecycler.com and set up recycling bins in your office or warehouse
  3. Recycle other office products that you might not traditionally think can be recycled, such as electronics, batteries, scrap metal and phone books
  4. Use hybrid or electric delivery trucks
  5. Run diesel trucks on B100 or B10 biodiesel (100% biodiesel is referred to as B100)
  6. Use high-efficiency light bulbs in your office (watch for LED bulbs in 2011)
  7. Encourage employees to use alternative transportation to get to work, either by subsidizing bus or train passes; creating car pools or providing incentives for those who bike or walk to work
  8. Eliminate or cut down on junk mail
  9. Provide coffee cups that are re-useable; napkins and other kitchen products that are made with recycled items and that can be recycled
  10. Install hand dryers in your restrooms instead of paper towels
  11. Encourage employees not to print out e-mails, reports and other documents unless absolutely necessary
  12. Install motion-detector lights in areas like the bathroom and kitchen, in order to save electricity
  13. Host monthly clean-up days in which employees recycle items they no longer need in their workspace
  14. Encourage employees to turn off their computers and other electronics before they leave the office for the evening
  15. Provide a water cooler and discourage employees from bringing bottled water to work
  16. Stock the printer and fax machine with recycled paper
  17. Reorder office supplies only when needed rather than keeping extra pens, paper and other supplies on hand, as that encourages employees to take more items than they need
  18. Install energy-efficient refrigerators and dish washers in the breakroom
  19. Have employees deposit their extra change in a bowl and at the end of six months, donate the loose change to an environmental charity
  20. Ask the cleaning crew to use non-toxic cleaning supplies

Doing any or all of these things will help businesses do their part to help the environment. Businesses and residents alike can use ecycler.com to handle many of their recycling needs.

Register as an ecycler discarder or collector today!

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America Recycles Day – November 15, 2010

November 3rd, 2010 No comments

America Recycles Day (ARD), November 15, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products. Celebrating its 13th year, it has grown to include millions of Americans pledging to increase their recycling habits at home and work and to buy products made with recycled materials. Through America Recycles Day, Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB) and the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) support local communities and raises awareness by educating citizens about the benefits of recycling. Volunteer America Recycles Day coordinators are positioned throughout the country and work to organize recycling awareness events in their schools and communities, and in conjunction with their local municipalities.

On November 15 each year, millions of people become better informed about the importance of daily recycling and buying recycled products. The purpose of America Recycles Day is to continue to promote the social, environmental and economic benefits of recycling and encourage more people to join the movement toward creating a better natural environment.

Check out the America Recycles Day website and Take the Pledge to Recycle!

UPDATE

Radio host Kim Komando, whose weekly three-hour call-in talk show is heard on more than 470 stations, chose ecycler as a “Cool Site of the Day” on Nov. 15 in conjunction with America Recycles Day.

America Recycles Day – November 15, 2009

November 6th, 2009 3 comments

America Recycles Day (ARD), November 15, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products. Celebrating its 12th year, it has grown to include millions of Americans pledging to increase their recycling habits at home and work and to buy products made with recycled materials. Through America Recycles Day, Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB) and the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) support local communities and raises awareness by educating citizens about the benefits of recycling. Volunteer America Recycles Day coordinators are positioned throughout the country and work to organize recycling awareness events in their schools and communities, and in conjunction with their local municipalities.

On November 15 each year, millions of people become better informed about the importance of daily recycling and buying recycled products. The purpose of America Recycles Day is to continue to promote the social, environmental and economic benefits of recycling and encourage more people to join the movement toward creating a better natural environment.

Check out the America Recycles Day website and Take the Pledge to Recycle!

UPDATE

There may be local ARD events in your area, check out americarecyclesday.org and take part in this important day!

UPDATE II

The Aluminum Can Council´s 12-week long “America Recycles Day Challenge” collected 105.7 million beverage cans.

The cans, which added up to 3 million pounds, raised $2.3 million for charities like Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, Toys for Tots and other groups. If stacked together, the cans would have extended 8,026 miles, the council said.