America Recycles Day, 2009, 59473-59474 [E9-27860]

Download as PDF 59473 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 221 Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8453 of November 13, 2009 The President America Recycles Day, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Every day, Americans who recycle conserve valuable resources while reducing our Nation’s carbon footprint. The reprocessing of materials is fundamental to our future prosperity, as recycling helps preserve our natural environment and sustain our economy. Recycling in the United States is a $236 billion industry, employing 1.1 million workers nationwide in 56,000 businesses. On America Recycles Day, we celebrate the individuals, communities, local governments, and businesses that recycle their waste and continually think of innovative ways to use materials that might otherwise be discarded. Recycling improves our daily lives and helps to protect our planet for the future. Through recycling, we conserve energy, consume less of our precious natural resources, decrease the amount of waste deposited in landfills, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Communities across America also benefit by avoiding the pollution associated with the extraction of raw materials and their processing into finished products. If we are to manage materials and products on a life-cycle basis, we must responsibly use and reuse our resources. Curbside recycling, electronics collection drives, community composting programs, and other similar methods contribute to the success of our efforts. Our Nation’s health and prosperity depends on the productive and sustainable use of our environment. By recommitting ourselves to recycling, we have the opportunity to secure our long-term success and ensure a bright future for the next generation of Americans. rmajette on DSK29S0YB1PROD with RULES6 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 15, 2009, as America Recycles Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate programs and activities, and I encourage all Americans to continue their recycling efforts throughout the year. VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:50 Nov 17, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\18NOD0.SGM 18NOD0 59474 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 18, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. [FR Doc. E9–27860 Filed 11–17–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:50 Nov 17, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\18NOD0.SGM 18NOD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> rmajette on DSK29S0YB1PROD with RULES6 Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 221 (Wednesday, November 18, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 59473-59474]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-27860]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 18, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8453 of November 13, 2009

                
America Recycles Day, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Every day, Americans who recycle conserve valuable 
                resources while reducing our Nation's carbon footprint. 
                The reprocessing of materials is fundamental to our 
                future prosperity, as recycling helps preserve our 
                natural environment and sustain our economy. Recycling 
                in the United States is a $236 billion industry, 
                employing 1.1 million workers nationwide in 56,000 
                businesses. On America Recycles Day, we celebrate the 
                individuals, communities, local governments, and 
                businesses that recycle their waste and continually 
                think of innovative ways to use materials that might 
                otherwise be discarded.

                Recycling improves our daily lives and helps to protect 
                our planet for the future. Through recycling, we 
                conserve energy, consume less of our precious natural 
                resources, decrease the amount of waste deposited in 
                landfills, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 
                Communities across America also benefit by avoiding the 
                pollution associated with the extraction of raw 
                materials and their processing into finished products.

                If we are to manage materials and products on a life-
                cycle basis, we must responsibly use and reuse our 
                resources. Curbside recycling, electronics collection 
                drives, community composting programs, and other 
                similar methods contribute to the success of our 
                efforts. Our Nation's health and prosperity depends on 
                the productive and sustainable use of our environment. 
                By recommitting ourselves to recycling, we have the 
                opportunity to secure our long-term success and ensure 
                a bright future for the next generation of Americans.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim November 15, 2009, as 
                America Recycles Day. I call upon the people of the 
                United States to observe this day with appropriate 
                programs and activities, and I encourage all Americans 
                to continue their recycling efforts throughout the 
                year.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-27860
Filed 11-17-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P