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Go green on America Recycles Day

November 14, 2011
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STAMFORD, CT — "I Recycle" is again the theme of Keep America Beautiful''s 2011 celebration of America Recycles Day (ARD), which takes place officially on November 15, according to a press release.

Millions of Americans have pledged to increase their recycling habits at home and at work over the 14-year history of ARD, a nationally-recognized initiative dedicated to encouraging people to recycle more at home, at work and on the go, the release stated.

"Recycling not only protects the environment; it strengthens the community," said Matthew M. McKenna, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Keep America Beautiful Inc.

"The simple act of recycling creates the impetus for innovation in industry and fosters green jobs. Recycling can save communities money through more efficient waste management and significantly reduces energy costs and demands on our natural resources. Ultimately, recycling improves a community’s cohesion and impacts the local quality of life," McKenna added.

According to the release, America Recycles Day is a program of national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and is supported by many national and local nonprofits as well as sponsoring businesses and corporations.

Click here to read the complete release.

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