Governor declares Sunday America Recycles Day


Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb recently issued a proclamation declaring Sunday America Recycles Day.

In partnership with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the proclamation recognizes the 23rd America Recycles Day, a nationally recognized day for businesses, government agencies and individuals to consider the importance of recycling and to commit to reducing waste, making recycling an everyday habit and considering recycled products when making purchases.

Recycling continues to grow in Indiana. In 2015, the statewide recycling rate was 12%. By 2019, it had grown to 19% as a result of more companies submitting reports and increased recycling activity.

The state diverted more than 1 million tons of recyclables from municipal solid waste in 2019. Paper and cardboard represented the largest amount, followed by glass.

To learn more about recycling in Indiana, visit Information about America Recycles Day can be found at

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