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Thursday
Nov152012

Today is America Recycles Day!  

Reduce, reuse and recycle to better your community.

Held annually on November 15th, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States.  Recycling is one of the easiest things we can do every day to save energy and conserve natural resources.

As part of ARD’s efforts to encourage us to reduce, reuse and recycle throughout the year, we are offering free opt-outs for unwanted junk mail at a special website, americarecyclesday.catalogchoice.org. We will track participation and the resulting environmental benefits including trees, greenhouse gases, water and solid waste saved.

Every year, U.S. households receive over 83 billion pieces of advertising mail. Sadly, 46% is never read, and 38% is not recycled. With Catalog Choice, consumers can opt-out of the direct mail they no longer wish to receive. To date, we have connected over 1.6 million consumers nationwide who want to manage their privacy with more than 8,000 direct-mail companies to reduce the amount of unwanted mail and minimize its environmental impact. Consumer opt-outs, to date, have resulted in saving approximately 798,000 trees, 332,430,000 pounds of greenhouse gas, 117,842,000 pounds of solid waste, and 800,607,000 gallons of water.

We encourage all catalog choice customers to get involved and show your support for recycling in your community.  Take the America Recycles Day pledge, and join a recycling event in your community!

Together, we can make waste prevention and recycling bigger and better 365 days a year. 

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