national recycle day

Celebrate National Recycle Day with Planet Green Recycling 

, by Kathleen Merz, 3 min reading time

National Recycle Day: Celebrate by eradicating plastic waste from inkjet cartridges.

National Recycle Day educates and encourages individuals on how to be more mindful of what they consume, where and how to properly recycle, and to pledge to recycle more and recycle right in their everyday lives.  

Here at Planet Green Recycle, we want to inspire communities and individuals to recognize the economic, environmental, and social benefits of recycling. Each of us can make a difference – and we really need to right now. You can be part of the solution we all need by participating with us in raising recycling awareness in workplaces, schools, and your community to help increase recycling. 

Get started now by setting new green goals for yourself, your friends, and the organizations that you participate in with our 7 Recycling Day tips:

Absolutely recycle inkjet cartridges ASAP and buy only OEM remanufactured ink. They account for vast amounts of single-use plastic waste that can be reused without wasting virgin resources that end up piling up in landfills. Planet Green Recycling offers an excellent recycling-for-fundraising program that allows you to collect spent cartridges from schools, clubs, organizations, and businesses to generate income directly for your cause.

Get inspired!  Go to the America Recycles Day page at to find out what other communities and companies are doing. Take the #BeRecycled pledge there and follow Planet Green Recycling on social media to find out what we’re doing to make a difference for all of us.

Encourage your kids to recycle at school by starting a Planet Green Fundraiser. See what your school has in place. Talk to the principal, superintendent, or PTO about it. Everyone loves a common goal, it’s a great way to bring people together to raise money for community causes.

Get familiar with what you CAN and CAN’T recycle.  The current recycling rate 34%. This can be made better by checking your local area’s recycling laws and making sure to follow guidelines that ensure proper handling of your carefully collected material.

Find out if carton recycling is available in your area.  If it’s not, talk to your local recycling center about recycling cartons. The rise of increased online shipping has presented the challenge of mountains of unrecycled cartons and shortages of the materials needed to make them. The Carton Council has some great resources.

Stop throwing away clothing and household textiles. Find a local clothing recycler or contact the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) to find out where to donate. Gently used clothes are all the rage now, with the rise of popularity in secondhand fashion sites. You can donate to help those in need or generate income for yourself with those clothes piles!

Avoid plastic bags by bringing your own bag, or simply declining the bag when you can.  When you have excess plastic bags, dry cleaner bags, or newspaper bags, bring them to your local retailer to recycle, or make sure they don’t have a single-use life.

Focusing on individual action, the day highlights the steps we can all take to collectively address the challenges facing our nation’s recycling system. Join us in making a big difference. Our planet depends on it.

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Do you have an organization that would benefit from fundraising? Learn about how we can help you raise funds for your cause while keeping inkjet cartridges out of the trash!


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