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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHTENAW COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT
ANN ARBOR, MI – November 2, 2005
Washtenaw County is doing its part to promote
America Recycles Day. On Thursday, November
10, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm the Washtenaw County Department of
Planning and Environment will be hosting its third annual Washtenaw County
Recycles Day Celebration. The event will be held at Leopold Bros. Brewery, 523 South Main Street, in Ann Arbor.
This is not only an opportunity to celebrate recycling, but also the Waste Knot
Program and its partners.
This year marks the ninth anniversary of America Recycles
Day – a national event held to promote the importance of recycling.
The focus of this year’s event is purchasing recycled content products. Buying
recycled keeps reusable materials in the economy, reduces the amount of waste
entering our landfills and conserves energy. By participating in this
environmentally conscious activity, businesses and individuals create viable
markets for recycled products. This year, America Recycles Team Michigan has implemented its “Close the Loop” award program to recognize businesses that make
a continual effort to practice and promote the benefits of waste reduction and
Washtenaw County boasts over 170 Waste Knot
partners, or local businesses, schools, non-profits and governmental agencies
that have demonstrated leadership in waste reduction, recycling and closing the
loop. This year’s Washtenaw County Recycles Day Celebration is intended to
educate the public on Waste Knot partners that make recycling and community
leadership a top priority, and to encourage citizens to support these local
businesses. Waste Knot partners receive free public recognition, free
consulting, solid waste and recycling service discounts and technical
assistance that help partners save money while protecting the environment.
This event is free and will include complimentary food, raffle
prizes and educational displays. In keeping with the theme of America
Recycles Day, we will be raffling off fleece jackets made with 87% recycled material.
Attendees can fill out an America Recycles Day pledge card at the event that
automatically enters them into a nationwide raffle to win a Ford Hybrid Escape!
Come celebrate recycling and the Waste Knot program.
For more information, call (734) 222-6874 or visit