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The Best America Recycles Day 2020 Promotional Products and Giveaways

America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful® program, is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. America Recycles Day is held annually on November 15.

The easiest products to recycle have recycle codes #1 and #2. #1 is polyethylene terephthalate (PET) which can be turned into rPET. Industrial recyclers turn #1 PET plastic bottles into pellets called rPET, which can then be reformed into new bottles or extruded into fibers to be used in fabric. Patagonia, Adidas and Rothy’s are just a few big name brands using rPET in clothing and footwear. 

On America Recycles Day, show your commitment to recycling with custom branded rPET promotional products. If you are hosting an America Recycles Day event or launching a new company recycling initiative, give volunteers and/or employees t-shirts made from 100% recycled fabric, made from reclaimed material that otherwise could end up in a landfill. These eco-friendly t-shirts are made from 60% recycled cotton/40% post-consumer recycled polyester. Another option is a reusable, recycled face mask with approximately one plastic bottle in every mask.

Reusable, recycled tote bags are an ideal giveaway to promote recycling outreach programs. Single-use plastic bags continue to plague the recycling industry. While these bags are recyclable, they can not be recycled in curbside bins and this includes bagging recyclables in plastic bags. Municipal recycling departments continue to educate the public on how to properly recycle plastic bags. This foldable rPET tote bag is made from 100% post-consumer recycled rPET material. Custom branded recycled bans can be used for outreach campaigns promoting how to properly recycle or to bring attention to municipal plastic bag bans.

Approximately 2.5 million plastic bottles enter landfills every hour in the United States and comprise close to 50% of all recyclable waste. Using a reusable water bottle is one of the easiest ways to cut down on waste. An American made, recycled water bottle, molded with 40% post-industrial recycled material, is the perfect giveaway for America Recycles Day events.

Recycled promotional products don’t have to be expensive making it easy to choose eco-friendly promotional products. For America Recycles Day campaigns with small budgets or high volumes, recycled promotional products under $1 include bookmarks, recycled tire jar openers, chip clips, Frisbees, magnets, promotional drinking cups, sticky notes and much more. No matter your budget, Eco Promotional Products will be happy to recommend the right promotional products for your 2020 America Recycles Day event.