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America Recycles Day Encourages Individuals, Businesses to #BeRecycled Every Day

Recycling-themed Events Planned Nationwide; #BeRecycled Sweepstakes Offers Chance to Win Prizes from hayneedle.com, Trex

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In support of America Recycles Day, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful today launched the #BeRecycled Sweepstakes, inspiring participants to continuously live a recycled lifestyle. America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, takes place on and in the weeks leading into Nov. 15, and is dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Through this initiative, Keep America Beautiful is helping communities spotlight recycling on a local level by educating students and community members on how and what to recycle. The organization provides an array of tools and resources to help improve recycling in America.

Take the #BeRecycled Pledge on America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful initiative.

The America Recycles Day #BeRecycled Sweepstakes can be accessed through the Keep America Beautiful Facebook page and does not require a Facebook login for entry – all that is required for entry is the participant's name, email and zip code. A bonus entry will be rewarded to participants who share a unique URL with friends and family.  The sweepstakes is now open for entry and will close at 11:59:59 PM EDT on Nov. 18. Winners will be contacted shortly thereafter.

The Grand Prize will include a $1,000 gift card to hayneedle.com, a leading online home furnishings and décor retailer, which offers a wide selection of Green Living products among the world's largest outdoor living selection, including many items constructed from recycled content. Second prize offers a pair of Trex planter boxes made from 95 percent recycled content and third prize is a $250 hayneedle.com gift card.

"#BeRecycled is a call-to-action to invite individuals to actively pursue and live a recycled lifestyle," said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. "We encourage everyone to take the #BeRecycled Pledge and to commit to the 'Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.' mantra in every aspect of their lives. And it doesn't have to stop there! There is an abundance of products that are made with recycled content – make a pledge to buy those items over the traditional versions."

By taking the #BeRecycled Pledge, individuals commit to learn about recycling in their community; to consistently and correctly recycle; to reduce personal waste; and to buy products made from recycled content. Participants are encouraged to help spread the word by educating and encouraging friends, family and neighbors to recycle in their community and to integrate the act of recycling and buying recycled content throughout their daily routines.

Aside from the #BeRecycled Sweepstakes and Pledge, people can be part of the recycling solution by being more mindful of how to properly recycle products, in the home and elsewhere by participating or hosting their own America Recycles Day event. Event organizers can access valuable resources to plan, promote and host an event on the America Recycles Day website where there are guides for hosting events, activity ideas, downloadable posters and banners, media outreach tools, sample proclamations and more. Events can be scheduled at any time during the fall leading into the official America Recycles Day celebration, Nov. 15. Sponsors of this year's initiative include Amcor, American Chemistry Council, ISRI and Northrop Grumman.

"America Recycles Day is important because it reminds us that every day we can make a difference by doing our part to recycle the things we use and choosing products made from recycled material," said Steve Russell, vice president of plastics for the American Chemistry Council.

Learn more at http://AmericaRecyclesDay.org.

About Keep America Beautiful
At Keep America Beautiful, we want to ensure that beauty is our lasting signature. A leading national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. We envision a country where every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America's Communities. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 620 state and community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. To learn how you can donate or take action, visit kab.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.

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Tel: 202.688.0604/ 203.659.3004
Email: torton@kab.org / ewhite@kab.org
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