The eighteenth annual national America Recycles Day (ARD) was Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Local governments in metropolitan Washington promoted ARD at several events in October and November, such as the Recycle Right Contest. Flyers at these events allowed Washingtonians to pledge to recycle, which entered them into a drawing for local prizes. You can also pledge online for next year's event.
The goal of America Recycles Day is to build consumer demand for recycled products and to educate all Americans about the environmental and economic benefits of recycling. COG wants to make consumers aware of the importance of "Buying Recycled."