Governor proclaims Nov. 15 as America Recycles Day in Arkansas

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Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB) is encouraging Arkansans to participate in America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, which Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed as Nov. 15 as America Recycles Day in Arkansas.

In his proclamation, Governor Hutchinson wrote: “Although there has been a significant increase in the amount of recycling in Arkansas to date, we must also continue to focus on other initiatives such as waste reduction, composting, the reuse of products and materials, and purchasing recycled products.”

KAB is inspiring Arkansans to participate in America Recycles Day by:

  • Taking the “I Recycle” pledge at
  • Organizing a local recycling event; register at
  • Delivering recyclable materials to a nearby recycling center. Find a recycler near you on the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality’s website at
  • Sharing their recycling efforts and activities on social media by tagging photos with #BeRecycledAR

“Recycling aids in the conservation of Arkansas’s abundant natural resources, protects its beauty and helps the economy prosper,” said Robert Phelps, executive director of KAB. “All Arkansans are encouraged to take part in America Recycles Day by pledging to reduce, reuse and recycle.”

About America Recycles Day
America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is celebrated on Nov. 15. Each year, the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission promotes America Recycles Day in Arkansas. This nationally recognized day is dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling. In honor of this day, people all over the nation are encouraged to take the “I Recycle” pledge at In addition to taking the pledge, many will host recycling events, participate in existing events or get involved by showing their support on social media.

About Keep Arkansas Beautiful
As a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) works to inspire and educate individuals to reduce litter, recycle and keep Arkansas beautiful. KAB is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. A three-person professional staff and a nine-member advisory board appointed by the governor manage its programs. KAB is funded by 1 percent of the eighth-cent Conservation Tax and, by mobilizing volunteers, returns to the state a cost benefit of more than $6 in community service for each program dollar spent. For more information about KAB, visit or stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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