America Recycles Day, 2015, 72325-72326 [2015-29629]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 222 / Wednesday, November 18, 2015 / Presidential Documents 72325 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9368 of November 13, 2015 America Recycles Day, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Every American has a role to play in preserving our planet for future generations. Being good stewards of our environment and protecting our natural resources are imperative tasks for ensuring our children and grandchildren live in a clean and sustainable world, and recycling is a pivotal way each of us can do our part. Today, we acknowledge the importance of reusing materials and reducing consumption, and we recognize that a recycling bin may often be a better alternative to a garbage can. Each year, as much energy is saved recycling and composting as is consumed by 10 million American households. Over one-third of everything we throw away is recycled or composted, but many items that could be recycled end up in landfills instead. Recycling paper, plastic, glass, batteries, and other reusable items can have tremendous effects on the land we live on, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. It also helps reduce waste, conserve our natural resources, generate well-paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries, and lessen the amount of harmful emissions that contribute to climate change. Recycling is one way all people can join in the effort of maintaining a sustainable society. Reusing goods and reducing consumption, in addition to donating old or unwanted materials, can have significant impacts on the earth, as well. Individuals and families can help by recycling at home, setting up their own compost piles, choosing to purchase products made from recycled resources, and learning of the many products that can be recycled. Businesses can work to reduce their overall waste and establish recycling programs. And States and local governments can do their part to make recycling easier for consumers by taking simple steps like standardizing the color of recycling bins in public places and effectively communicating recycling policies to residents. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D2 Communities across America must continue promoting activities that encourage people to recycle and to conserve so we do not take for granted today the world our children will inherit tomorrow. We owe it to them to leave behind a stable, secure planet, and that begins with preserving the natural blessings of our Nation. On this day, let us work to fulfill our obligation to our next generation by safeguarding our resources and working with our friends, family, and neighbors to protect the world we share. 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, 2015, 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 reducing, reusing, and recycling efforts throughout the year. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:02 Nov 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\18NOD2.SGM 18NOD2 72326 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 222 / Wednesday, November 18, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2015–29629 Filed 11–17–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:02 Nov 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\18NOD2.SGM 18NOD2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D2 Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 222 (Wednesday, November 18, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 72325-72326]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-29629]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 222 / Wednesday, November 18, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9368 of November 13, 2015

                
America Recycles Day, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Every American has a role to play in preserving our 
                planet for future generations. Being good stewards of 
                our environment and protecting our natural resources 
                are imperative tasks for ensuring our children and 
                grandchildren live in a clean and sustainable world, 
                and recycling is a pivotal way each of us can do our 
                part. Today, we acknowledge the importance of reusing 
                materials and reducing consumption, and we recognize 
                that a recycling bin may often be a better alternative 
                to a garbage can.

                Each year, as much energy is saved recycling and 
                composting as is consumed by 10 million American 
                households. Over one-third of everything we throw away 
                is recycled or composted, but many items that could be 
                recycled end up in landfills instead. Recycling paper, 
                plastic, glass, batteries, and other reusable items can 
                have tremendous effects on the land we live on, the 
                water we drink, and the air we breathe. It also helps 
                reduce waste, conserve our natural resources, generate 
                well-paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing 
                industries, and lessen the amount of harmful emissions 
                that contribute to climate change.

                Recycling is one way all people can join in the effort 
                of maintaining a sustainable society. Reusing goods and 
                reducing consumption, in addition to donating old or 
                unwanted materials, can have significant impacts on the 
                earth, as well. Individuals and families can help by 
                recycling at home, setting up their own compost piles, 
                choosing to purchase products made from recycled 
                resources, and learning of the many products that can 
                be recycled. Businesses can work to reduce their 
                overall waste and establish recycling programs. And 
                States and local governments can do their part to make 
                recycling easier for consumers by taking simple steps 
                like standardizing the color of recycling bins in 
                public places and effectively communicating recycling 
                policies to residents.

                Communities across America must continue promoting 
                activities that encourage people to recycle and to 
                conserve so we do not take for granted today the world 
                our children will inherit tomorrow. We owe it to them 
                to leave behind a stable, secure planet, and that 
                begins with preserving the natural blessings of our 
                Nation. On this day, let us work to fulfill our 
                obligation to our next generation by safeguarding our 
                resources and working with our friends, family, and 
                neighbors to protect the world we share.

                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, 2015, 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 reducing, reusing, and 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 fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-29629
Filed 11-17-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P