This week, states found many innovative ways to mark the occasion of America Recycles Week:
- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection celebrated with Florida Recycles Week. Daily webinars provided educational opportunities on where and what to recycle, strategies for recycling when away from home, and how to close the loop by buying products made with recycled content. In addition, the state hosted Daily Recycling Challenges and encouraged Floridians to share their recycling goals and actions on social media, using the hash tag #FloridaRecycles.
- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued a press release recognizing America Recycles Day and reminded Mississippi residents that they can find information on local recycling opportunities in the department’s Statewide Recycling Directory.
- The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection announced winners of a poster contest that encourages residents to learn to recycle properly. The posters highlighted three basic principles of “empty, clean, and dry” to help prevent contamination and ensure recyclables can be processed.
- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency shared a video featuring ECOS member and Ohio EPA Director Laurie Stevenson that encourages recycling and reuse by highlighting artists that transformed trash into treasure.
- Finally, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection highlighted local opportunities and rules for recycling in a new booklet, Guidelines for Recycling in your Community.