Recycle Hawaii is promoting America Recycles Day, known locally as Hawaii Recycles Day.
America Recycles Day, a national initiative by Keep America Beautiful, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie will issue a proclamation for America Recycles Day, which is on Nov. 15. The state proclamation will be presented to Paul Buklarewicz, executive director of Recycle Hawaii, in a private ceremony on Thursday.
The goals of America Recycles Day are to inform and educate people across the country about the importance of recycling and to encourage them to create recycling opportunities in their community not for just one day, but throughout the year.
Since 1997, communities across the country have come together to celebrate America Recycles Day by organizing various events including collection drives, e-waste recycling, recycled art contests, recycling fairs and individuals taking the “I Recycle” pledge. Recycle Hawaii, a nonprofit educational organization that promotes resource awareness and recycling enterprises in Hawaii through educational outreach programs on recycling, zero waste, composting and sound resource management, also serves as the lead state recycling organization for Keep America Beautiful.
In conjunction with America Recycles Day this year, Recycle Hawaii sponsors Artists and the Environment presentations for schools, composting workshops and partners with other nonprofits, community organizations and businesses in zero waste events.
For more information about Recycle Hawaii programs, visit www.recyclehawaii.org. To learn about hosting an ARD event, joining one or to take the America Recycles Day Pledge (online or by text message), visit www.americarecyclesday.org.