Indiana’s governor has approved the recognition of a day to consider the importance of recycling.
Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a proclamation declaring Nov. 15 America Recycles Day in Indiana, joining other state and local governments across the country in recognizing the 23rd annual America Recycles Day.
The day is set aside to get businesses, government agencies and individuals to consider the importance of recycling and to commit to reducing waste, making recycling a habit and buying recycled products.
According to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, more than half of Indiana’s waste goes to landfills or incinerators instead of being recycled.
The tracking of recycling has grown over the last five years due to more companies increasing their recycling activity and submitting reports tracking those results, according to IDEM.
The state recently awarded $1 million in recycling grants to improve recycling across Indiana.