November 15th is America Recycles Day. Sponsored by Keep America Beautiful and major corporate sponsors including PepsiCo, Nestle Waters North America, and Waste Management, the program began in 2011 and aims to increase recycling efforts through awareness and education. Their website includes tips on how to recycle more, ways to find recycling facilities and special events in your area, and opportunities to host your own recycling event. You can also join the over 20,000 people who have already pledged to recycle more.
Several events are planned in our area for next week. Noteworthy events include the following:
- Cocasset River Recreation Area Cleanup, 68 Mill Street, Foxboro, MA. Tuesday, November 13th from 8:30 am – Noon. Join Waste Management and Patriot Place at the Cocasset River Recreation Area in Foxboro for trail maintenance and clean up activities.
- WPI 2nd Annual Waste Audit, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA. Thursday, November 15th from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. WPI’s Student Green Team will sort trash from campus buildings to assess the campus’ waste stream and demonstrate it to faculty and student body.
- URI – America Recycles Day, University of Rhode Island – Memorial Union, 50 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI. Thursday, November 15th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. URI’s student recycling group will host an America Recycles Day booth at the Memorial Union offering free handouts and encouraging students to take the pledge to recycle more.