AMERICA RECYCLES DAY
On or around November 15 of each year, communities across America come together to celebrate the only nationally recognized holiday dedicated to recycling. In 2011 in Texas, we had 188 events registered, featuring everything from e-waste collections to art contests and paper-shredding parties to composting classes.
Across the country, America Recycles Day, an initiative of Keep America Beautiful, brought together about 2 million people participating in more than 2,000 events in 2011. America Recycles Day is a great opportunity for schools, cities and businesses to motivate both children and adults to recycle by providing them with opportunities and education about recycling in their community.
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STAR Annual Texas Recycling and Sustainability Summit
The STAR Texas Recycling and Sustainability Summit is our annual education and networking event that brings together professionals who are making a difference in waste minimization efforts in Texas. This is the only state conference dedicated to the needs of those in the recycling and sustainability fields, and attendance is approximately 300-500 people. For more information about this year's Summit, which will take place October 21-24, 2012 in Corpus Christi, check out the Summit website.
BIN GRANT PROGRAM
The STAR Bin Grant Program provides recycling bins and technical assistance to underserved or rural communities across the state of Texas. In 2012 so far, STAR has provided over 500 bins to communities in need to help jumpstart recycling initiatives at local schools and universities.