History of America Recycles Day
This holiday was created by the National Recycling Coalition in 1997. Every year the President of the United States issues a Presidential Proclamation recognizing this day and encourage Americans to commit to the act of recycling. In 2009, this holiday became an integral part of the Keep America Beautiful Campaign.
Today, there are thousands upon thousands of events across the entire U.S to not only raise awareness about recycling but to encourage people to recycle.