(Nov,2013) November 15 is the day nationally recognized as America Recycles Day (ARD). It started back in 1997 by the National Recycling Coalition and as of 2009 has been handled by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) -- one the nation's largest non-profits focused on improving the health and vibrance of communities through sustainability, recycling and other green initiatives.
The whole idea of America Recycles Day is to promote the "3 R's" -- reduce, reuse and recycle. Local events are being organized all across the country to help promote this initiative, and you can also visit the ARD website and host your own event.
As of this writing, more than 48,000 people have taken the ARD pledge to live a greener lifestyle. You can do so by visiting the ARD website. KAB put together a useful infographic showing some pretty remarkable recycling stats: