Zwaanendael Women's Club to hold open house Nov. 16Event to mark America Recycles Day
The GFWC Zwaanendael Women's Club at Third Street and Savannah Road, Lewes, will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, joining thousands of organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day.
This is a national initiative by Keep America Beautiful and the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.
This year's America Recycles Day theme, I Want to Be Recycled, will help educate people about how important recycling is to the economy and environment as well as motivate occasional recyclers to become everyday recyclers.
The national recycling rate is currently at 34.7 percent. Recycling 75 percent of the nation's waste would create nearly 1.5 million jobs by 2030, according to a report by the Tellus Institute with Sound Resource Management.
"We are very proud supporters of GFWC Zwaanendael Women's Club's America Recycles Day event and commend their efforts to promote recycling in Lewes. Recycling is the easiest thing we can all do to improve our community, conserve natural resources and create green jobs.
Collectively, through events like these, we aim to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year," said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president of recycling at Keep America Beautiful and national program manager for America Recycles Day.
America's leading companies are proud to make America Recycles Day possible. National sponsors of America Recycles Day to date are: Anheuser-Busch, Amcor, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies and Waste Management.