Through Waste Management of Orange County, the OCCC’s Irvine buy back center gave away environmental kits on November 15 to help patrons recycle even more. In honor of America Recycles Day, the City of Irvine and the County of Orange sponsored the distribution of a reusable bag, a battery collection bucket and a hazardous waste tray to the buy back center’s visitors. The buy back center gave these kits to people from cities all over the county, including Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Tustin, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, as well as Irvine.
Dreaming of a Green Christmas
This day goes far beyond Orange County, though. America Recycles Day has taken place annually since 1993 (incidentally the same year the OCCC was founded). President Obama explained in his proclamation this year that “America Recycles Day offers us an opportunity to reflect on the remarkable strides we have made in the pursuit of sustainability, and to challenge ourselves to do even more. As we rise to meet this challenge, we fulfill a promise to our children that they will inherit a world more beautiful and prosperous than the one we received.”
Though America Recycles Day is past this year, it is not too late to take the pledge and fulfill that promise to our children. Click here to read and take the pledge.