America Recycles Day - Nov. 15

"One day to educate. One day
to motivate. One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year. Get

That's the tagline for America Recycles Day on Nov. 15. If you're reading this, chances are you're already a champion of recycling and recognize the many environmental benefits. You recognize the power of "walking the walk" and not just "talking the talk."

Through your everyday actions you demonstrate to those around you why you value our collective habitat, and insist on an environmentally healthier way of life. Take the opportunity on Nov. 15 to invite a neighbor, friend, co-worker, or maybe your favorite barista to share your passion. In 2011, recycling opportunities have expanded many times over since America Recycles Day kicked off in 1997 - coincidentally the same year Planet Aid started its clothing and shoe recycling operations. Today most household items and consumer goods are easy and convenient to recycle. Go ahead and expand your recycling routine - every room in your home likely contains several items that can be recycled instead of being tossed in the trash. Whether you choose to recycle old cell phones, CDs, eyeglasses, or old clothing - it's the conscious act of recycling that counts. Stringing together several "acts" soon becomes a habit, and thereafter, an environmentally healthy routine. Remember when you contribute clothing to Planet Aid, you double the impact of your conscious act. You save used clothing and shoes from entering a landfill and you help fund an aid program for those less fortunate in the U.S. and abroad. Visit to take the pledge to recycle - and challenge a friend to do the same.