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Tuesday is Florida Recycles Day at Capitol

Department of Environmental Protection Jon Steverson will lead a coalition of allies to celebrate Florida Recycles Day on Tuesday at the state Capitol.

Steverson will appear Tuesday morning along with Kim Brunson of Publix Supermarkets and the Florida Recycling Partnership at 9 a.m. to promote recycling, and to encourage members of the public to take the “recycling pledge.”

The pledge reads:

  • Learn. I will find out what materials are collected for recycling in my community.
  • Act. Reduce my personal waste by recycling.  Within the next month, I will recycle more.
  • Share. In the next month, I will encourage one family member or one friend to take the pledge.

Groups such as the Recycling Partnership and Keep Florida Beautiful will have  displays on the first floor of the Capitol until the afternoon.

“The department is proud to join the Florida Recycling Partnership to promote the importance of recycling,” Steverson said in a prepared statement Monday. “Across Florida, we continue to see members of both the public and private sectors stepping up to increase recycling and reduce waste.”

“Florida Recycling Partnership members are committed to increasing recycling efforts by educating policy makers and the general public on the benefits of recycling,” said Brunson, Publix Supermarkets Recycling & Waste Manager and Chair of the Florida Recycling Partnership.

The state recycling promotion comes two weeks ahead of America Recycles Day, on Nov. 15.

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