Governor Mike Beebe Proclaimation

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe proclaims Nov. 15 is America Recycles Day

Businesses and organizations statewide are encouraged to adopt conscientious recycling habits

LITTLE ROCK (Nov. 13, 2014) – On October 27, Governor of Arkansas, Mike Beebe publically announced that November 15 is America Recycles Day in Arkansas.

In his proclamation, Beebe encouraged businesses, state agencies, nonprofit organizations, and individuals to celebrate the nationally recognized day of recycling. Beebe also explained that recycling preserves our environment by conserving resources, which also contributes to economic development.

Although there has been a significant increase in the amount of recycling in Arkansas to date, we must continue to focus on other initiatives, including waste reduction, composting, the reuse of products and materials, and purchasing recycled products,” said Beebe in his announcement found on Arkansas.gov.

State and community leaders are encouraged to work together to recycle waste while also enacting innovative habits for fostering greater awareness of the need to recycle statewide.

America Recycles Day is a program of Keep America Beautiful and is promoted in Arkansas through the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission. All Arkansans can participate in America Recycles Day by taking the “I Recycle” pledge found on AmericaRecyclesDay.org.

About America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, will be 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 AmericaRecyclesDay.org. 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. A three-person professional staff and a nine-member advisory board appointed by the governor manage the division of Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. 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 KeepArkansasBeautiful.com or stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 

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