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The NOAA Marine Debris Program Celebrates “America Recycles Day” Every Day!

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Yesterday was “America Recycles Day”, a national initiative put on every year by Keep America Beautiful. How did you celebrate?

Yesterday was "America Recycles Day"-- keep the momentum going! (Photo Credit: Keep America Beautiful)

Yesterday was “America Recycles Day”– keep the momentum going! (Photo Credit: Keep America Beautiful)

Even though America Recycles Day was yesterday, it’s important to keep the momentum going and celebrate every day! As a nation, our efforts to recycle are improving, but there is still a long way to go. Think of some of the products you use that might not come to the top of your mind when you think of recycling. This might include personal care items found in the bathroom (like haircare and mouthwash bottles), plastic bags from the grocery store, plastic wrap used to package things like toilet paper, and consumer gadgets and electronics (like mobile phones or televisions)—all items that can be recycled!

Lots of items you might not think of can be recycled and turned into other useful items!

Lots of items you might not think of can be recycled and turned into other useful items!

Not only can we continue to practice and celebrate recycling, but the America Recycles Day initiative continues with the “I Will Recycle” sweepstakes through November 20th. Enter now and take the pledge!

Remember, every effort counts. Think of the difference it would make if we all did our best to recycle! For more information on how to help combat litter and marine debris, visit our website.

#AmericaRecyclesDay

Author: NOAA Marine Debris Program

The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts, users, and inhabitants free from the impacts of marine debris. Our mission is to investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine environment, natural resources, industries, economy, and people.

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