November 15, 2013: America Recycles Day

WHEREAS, Michigan’s Duncan Disposal Systems and Duncan Recycling as well as Keep America Beautiful and Sponsors of America Recycles Day recognizes the importance of protecting and preserving our natural resources and adopting conscientious habits that will improve our daily lives and bring about a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable environment; and

WHEREAS, although there has been a significant increase in the amount of recycling in Michigan to date, we must also continue to focus on other initiatives such as waste reduction, composting, the reuse of products and materials, and purchasing recycled products; and

WHEREAS, by encouraging businesses, state agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools and individuals to celebrate America Recycles Day 2013, we can further promote recycling as an environmentally efficient and economically smart habit; and

WHEREAS, state and community leaders can help encourage recycling by informing citizens about local recycling options, they can also help foster greater awareness of the need to expand collections programs by promoting the benefits of recycling investments for businesses; and,

WHEREAS, it is important that all Michigan citizens become involved in recycling activities and learn more about the many recycled and recyclable products available to them as consumers; it is also fitting for Michigan to celebrate America Recycles Day 2013 and take action by educating citizens about the recycling options available in our community;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Friday, November 15, 2013 as America Recycles Day in Michigan.