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Philly Celebrates America Recycles Day 11/15

Did you know our current recycling rate is 34% annually? Although it saves greenhouse gases of 35 million cars on the road (or growing 5 billion trees over 10 yrs), we can still increase this stat.

Tomorrow (November 15th) is America Recycles Day, a day to promote, educate & motivate recycling in the USA.

Here’s a few ways Philly & you can celebrate this joyous holiday celebration:

  • Pissed you can’t recycle stryofoam as it’s eating away the ozone layer?  The City of Phila/Streets Department are launching a foam #6 recycling program! Philly residents can drop off styrofoam including cups, plates, egg cartons & more at the Northeast Drop Off Center (State Road & Asburner St). From 3-4 PM tomorrow, the center will feature visuals of stryofoam to educate.
  • Keep America Beautiful&  the Eagles are hosting student participants in the Recycle-Bowl at Lincoln Financial Field tomorrow from 11:15-12:30 PM. Nearly 100 Phila students recycled 1000+ LBs of paper, and will be getting a tour of the Linc, time with Eagles players, cheerleaders & Swoop, and have more recycling activities awaiting.
  • Also at the Linc, Keep America Beautiful is launching “A Bag’s Life“, an initiative to encourage Philadelphians to recycle bags & wraps. You can find a local spot to recycle bags on the Bags Life Recycle Locator.
  • Check Earth911 to find local recycling locations & keys to recycling the odds & ends in your house

How are you celebrating, Philadelphia?

Posted by Julie

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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