Florida Recycles Week: Nov. 14–18, 2022
Florida Recycles Week is held in conjunction with America Recycles Day to raise awareness about actions individuals can take to increase recycling habits and reduce waste. During this week, and throughout the year, we encourage taking the recycling pledge to “Learn, Act and Share” to support recycling.
During Florida Recycles Week daily events will be held to provide educational opportunities on where and what to recycle, strategies for recycling when away from home and how to close the loop by buying products made with recycled content. Additionally you can share your recycling goals and actions on social media, #FloridaRecycles.
Schedule of Events
Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, 2 p.m.
“Celebrate Recycling” webinar sponsored by Waste Management
- 2 p.m. – Deputy Secretary John Truitt
- 2:05 p.m. – Brent Bell, VP Recycling – Waste Management
- 2:20 p.m. – Publix Video – Bag recycling
- 2:21 p.m. – Every Bottle Back
- 2:26 p.m. – Highlight events for Florida Recycles Week
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
America Recycles Day at Highland Elementary School in Lake Worth sponsored by Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
- Introduction by Principal Frye (we will help with comments)
- Sheena Chin-Greene to present school with Green Apple Award
- Talk about America Recycles Day and the pledge
- Learn what to recycle
- Act – make sure to recycle when you can
- Share – ask family members and friends to recycle too
- Posters with pledge on it for students and teachers to sign
- Recycling Game
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
Recycling on the Go event at Jetty Park Port Canaveral
Event hosted by Keep Brevard Beautiful, Florida Ports Council and the Canaveral Port Authority. Sponsored by Wawa and Niagara Bottling.
- 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 Cleanup. Volunteers receive supplies from Keep Brevard Beautiful
- 11 a.m. – Pavilion
- Keep Brevard Beautiful discusses Recycling on the Go
- Florida Beverage Association discusses Every Bottle Back program and grant opportunities
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
Food Waste Prevention Day – social media event
Partners and public are invited to share posts about recycling on social media.
Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, 11 a.m.
Recycling Recognition Awards and Recycling Champion Awards Press Conference
- Press Conference – Front Steps of the Old Capitol
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection presents awards counties with highest recycling rates
- Florida Recycling Partnership Foundation presents Recycling Champion Awards to winners in eight categories
- BEST OVERALL
- COMMUNICATION & EDUCATION
- WASTE REDUCTION, RECYCLING & REUSE
- WATER REUSE / RECYCLING
- ENERGY EFFICIENCY
- ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
- RECYCLING MARKET DEVELOPMENT