Thursday, November 14, 2013
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – On Friday, November 15, 2013 St. John the Baptist Parish will celebrate America Recycles Day, a national campaign to raise awareness about the importance of recycling. Parish President Robottom proclaimed the day at a recent council meeting to encourage residents to learn more about recycling options in St. John Parish and commit to recycle.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States generates more than 250 million tons of municipal solid waste which is more than 4 pounds per person per day. Participating in America Recycles Day is one way residents can help raise awareness about the need to reduce waste by reusing, recycling and buying recycled-content products. Recycling conserves natural resources and reduces the need for landfills and incinerators. Recycling also prevents pollution and reduces greenhouse gas emissions making the community safer for all residents.
America Recycles Day is hosted by the Keep America Beautiful Organization. Keep St. John Beautiful is an affiliate of this organization and strives to promote beautification of the community through Parish-wide cleanup efforts. Residents can also visit sjbparish.com for recycle bin locations throughout the parish.
To learn more about America Recycles Day or to “pledge” to recycle more, visit americarecyclesday.org.