Nov 15 2012
WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Co-Chair of the Senate Recycling Caucus, urged Americans and Delawareans to participate in America Recycles Day. America Recycles Day is an annual event hosted throughout the country to encourage everyone to increase their recycling habits.
Last year, Sen. Carper joined Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) in authoring a resolution to express support for improving the collection, processing and use of recyclable materials throughout the United States. The resolution, passed with unanimous Senate approval, has helped to advance environmental stewardship in communities across America.
"As the co-chair of the Senate Recycling Caucus – and as an active recycler and composter – I have been a big proponent of recycling for many, many years, so this day holds a special meaning to me" said Sen. Carper. "America Recycles Day is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to reflect on the impact they have on our environment and to commit to new ways to improve our natural habitat.
"In the years that I have served in public office, encouraging means to reduce, reuse and recycle has always been a top priority and a true passion for me. I love recycling because it helps us preserve our limited resources and reduce our landfill input, while also creating jobs. Today, we see that our resources – financial and natural – have been stretched, and stretched in some instances to their limits. We need solutions to managing our resources that are win-wins for our economy and for our environment. Recycling is one of these win-win solutions.
"I hope that everyone will join me today, and every day, in doing everything we can to recycle more."To learn more about America Recycles Day, or to find an event location near you, please visit their website: http://americarecyclesday.org/