WASHINGTON (Nov. 13, 2015) — America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, will be celebrated Nov. 15, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) said.
America Recycles Day to be marked Nov. 15
“Each year it provides Americans with an important reminder, not only of the need to recycle, but also the positive impact the recycling industry has on the environment, energy savings and the economy,” ISRI said.
In 2014, the U.S. recycling industry transformed more than 135 million metric tons of obsolete materials into useful raw materials to manufacture into new products, according to ISRI. The U.S. recycling industry generates nearly $1.06 billion in economic activity annually and employs more than 470,000 workers, it added.
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