America Recycles Day, 2016, 81639-81640 [2016-27916]

Download as PDF 81639 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 222 Thursday, November 17, 2016 Title 3— Proclamation 9543 of November 14, 2016 The President America Recycles Day, 2016 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Having only one planet and limited natural resources, it is imperative we reduce our environmental impact—particularly when it comes to waste. More than half of everything we throw away gets permanently discarded, packing landfills across our country with trash that can take centuries to decompose and provides no utility. Today, we resolve to raise awareness of the important role that reducing, reusing, and recycling can play in achieving a more sustainable future. Recycling is a process that allows materials that would otherwise be thrown out to be manufactured into new materials that can be used again. By decreasing landfill waste and conserving important natural resources, recycling can mitigate pollution, save energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many items such as paper, plastics, and batteries are commonly known to be recyclable, but many other products—including oil and tires— can also be recycled. In addition to helping reduce our environmental footprint, recycling also strengthens our economy and creates hundreds of thousands of green jobs. To learn more about what can be recycled and ways to encourage recycling in your community, visit www.EPA.gov/Recycle. People of all ages can do their part by reducing waste and reusing items. In our homes we can compost food and yard waste rather than sending it to a landfill; in schools we can utilize reusable containers for storing lunches and school supplies; and in workplaces we can print more documents double-sided and on recycled paper, or opt for digital copies rather than printing in the first place. The Federal Government is doing our part to lead by example—from helping businesses purchase recycled materials to assisting grocery stores, schools, and stadiums with reducing their food waste, we are striving to give businesses, States, and local governments the resources they need to encourage recycling across our Nation. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS One of the most important things we can do with our time on Earth is to make it better for future generations. On America Recycles Day, we renew our commitment to making environmentally conscious changes in our lives so that our children and grandchildren can live that better, cleaner future. Let us continue striving to reduce waste, conserve resources, and meet our obligations to our planet and to future generations. 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, 2016, 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 22:46 Nov 16, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17NOD0.SGM 17NOD0 81640 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 222 / Thursday, November 17, 2016 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfirst. [FR Doc. 2016–27916 Filed 11–16–16; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:46 Nov 16, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17NOD0.SGM 17NOD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F7–P

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 222 (Thursday, November 17, 2016)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 81639-81640]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-27916]



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Vol. 81

Thursday,

No. 222

November 17, 2016

Part VIII





The President





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Proclamation 9543--America Recycles Day, 2016


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 222 / Thursday, November 17, 2016 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9543 of November 14, 2016

                
America Recycles Day, 2016

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Having only one planet and limited natural resources, 
                it is imperative we reduce our environmental impact--
                particularly when it comes to waste. More than half of 
                everything we throw away gets permanently discarded, 
                packing landfills across our country with trash that 
                can take centuries to decompose and provides no 
                utility. Today, we resolve to raise awareness of the 
                important role that reducing, reusing, and recycling 
                can play in achieving a more sustainable future.

                Recycling is a process that allows materials that would 
                otherwise be thrown out to be manufactured into new 
                materials that can be used again. By decreasing 
                landfill waste and conserving important natural 
                resources, recycling can mitigate pollution, save 
                energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many items 
                such as paper, plastics, and batteries are commonly 
                known to be recyclable, but many other products--
                including oil and tires--can also be recycled. In 
                addition to helping reduce our environmental footprint, 
                recycling also strengthens our economy and creates 
                hundreds of thousands of green jobs. To learn more 
                about what can be recycled and ways to encourage 
                recycling in your community, visit www.EPA.gov/Recycle.

                People of all ages can do their part by reducing waste 
                and reusing items. In our homes we can compost food and 
                yard waste rather than sending it to a landfill; in 
                schools we can utilize reusable containers for storing 
                lunches and school supplies; and in workplaces we can 
                print more documents double-sided and on recycled 
                paper, or opt for digital copies rather than printing 
                in the first place. The Federal Government is doing our 
                part to lead by example--from helping businesses 
                purchase recycled materials to assisting grocery 
                stores, schools, and stadiums with reducing their food 
                waste, we are striving to give businesses, States, and 
                local governments the resources they need to encourage 
                recycling across our Nation.

                One of the most important things we can do with our 
                time on Earth is to make it better for future 
                generations. On America Recycles Day, we renew our 
                commitment to making environmentally conscious changes 
                in our lives so that our children and grandchildren can 
                live that better, cleaner future. Let us continue 
                striving to reduce waste, conserve resources, and meet 
                our obligations to our planet and to future 
                generations.

                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, 2016, 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 
                fourteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and forty-first.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2016-27916
Filed 11-16-16; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F7-P