KAB has announced that the theme for America Recycles Day 2017 is “#BeRecycled.” The intent of #BeRecycled is to encourage a commitment to the “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.” mantra in every aspect of your life – at home, at work/school, and on-the-go. And it doesn’t have to stop there. When you purchase items, try to look for those made with recycled content – this supports the circular economy!

SAVE THE DATE: To help celebrate America Recycles Day, Keep America Beautiful will be hosting a “State of Recycling” symposium in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Nov. 15. If you don’t have America Recycles Day activities planned, please consider joining us! More details to follow


If you have already registered your event, check out our ARD toolkit, which is full of great activity ideas and resources for your 2017 events and be sure to post ARD web-banners on your website.

2015 America Recycles Day Report


November 11-18, 2017

Dear Reader and Recycler,

Reading and Recycling are important habits to form. The Georgia Recycling Coalition is excited to encourage both reading and recycling through the Read for Recycling program. This program is part of the state America Recycles Day (ARD) celebration.

ARD is the only nationally–‐recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. Annually, ARD is held on November 15th. Visit www.americarecyclesday.org for complete ARD information.

For the third year in Georgia, during the week of November 11-18, 2017, K-12 school students are encouraged to read books that celebrate, educate, and encourage waste reduction activities. Follow these easy steps to participate (also provided in the attached booklet/journal below):

  1. Read a minimum of five waste reduction/recycling books; record them, and journal what you learned about waste reduction/recycling from the book in your Reading Journal (back page).
  2. Once complete mail your Reading Journal to the Georgia Recycling Coalition, Read for Recycling Program, P.O. Box 550667, Atlanta, Georgia 30355.
  3. The Reading Journal is due on November 27, 2017
  4. AWARD: Four participating students from K ‐ 12 will be randomly drawn to win one of four (4) $50 gift cards to Barnes and Noble.

Note to Teachers: The teacher with the most student participation will receive a class set of waste reduction/recycling books for his/her classroom.


Here are the downloadable support materials for Reading for Recycling (RFR):

Posters 1 | 2 | 3


Bookmarks 1 | 2

Booklists 12