Every year, America National Recycling Day is observed to make people aware of thinking before they throw out any object to the environment that can be used again. Our goal is to help make recycling and reducing waste easier and more efficient for schools, businesses, and factories, so it becomes second nature.
America Recycling Day Date
15 November is celebrated as the America Recycling Day. It was founded as a movement in 1997. Since then, this day is celebrated as a day to address and aware people to keep our planet cleaner by reusing many of our necessary products.
National Recycling Day Facts
Here are some both interesting and threatening facts you should know beforehand throwing your next waste.
- An average person generates over 4 pounds of trash every day and 1.5 tons of solid waste every year.
- Americans make more than 200 million tons of garbage every year.
- Americans throw away about 28 billion bottles and jars every year.
- S recycling levels are currently 21.4%.
- The disposal of waste to landfills has decreased from 94% of the amount generated in 1960 to 52 percent of the amount generated in 2024.
- Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to power your computer for 30 minutes.
National Recycling Day Activities
Being accountable for the mistakes we have made is the first step to the way of a cleaner and greener universe. As charity begins at home, recycling can also be started at the very beginning of where the waste is made. By doing small things, we can make a big change.
Teaching your kids:
The next generation of ours, who are growing up and going to lead the world in the following years are most important to teach about recycling. They should be properly educated about the ecosystem, greenhouse effects, and most importantly the cause and effects of global warming.
Recycling at a smaller level:
If we are more aware of recycling, things can change drastically. From composting the food wastes to limiting our gadgets changing duration, from the recycling of plastic bags to recycling of glass bottles or aluminum cans can make this whole world a better place to live.
Creating recycling events:
Like we have numerous events where people compete to win a prize or something, the local administration, schools, colleges can take the lead role here to organize people and encourage them to compete with each other on recycling or reusing. It could be awakening.
National Recycling Day Slogans
Slogans are helpful to trigger the change in people. Here are some catchy slogans to use on different mediums.
- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
- Do something drastic, cut the plastic.
- Keep cam and recycle.
- Waste once, pay twice.
National Recycling Day Quotes
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”
– Robert Swan, Author
“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”
– Fred Rogers, Television Personality
“There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.”
– Annie Leonard, Proponent of Sustainability
“When you put the whole picture together, recycling is the right thing to do.”
– Pam Shoemaker, Author
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
– Albert Einstein, Physicist
recycling quote“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”
– Native American Proverb
“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.”
– Thomas Fuller, Historian
“Recycling, packaging, businesses are changing all of those things because that’s what consumers want.” – Jerry Greenfield, Co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
An earnest request to all the hearts living there, take your step in this National Recycling Day to make this place better.