America Recycles Day: DLA promotes sound environmental practices
Nov. 15 marks the 16th anniversary of America Recycles Day, and the Defense Logistics Agency is doing its part to recognize the day and promote sound environmental practices.
In honor of the observance, which sees millions of citizens participating in events throughout the U.S. to promote recycling, DLA leaders are encouraging employees to practice recycling at work and at home, and to purchase products made of recycled content, DLA Installation Support Director David Rodriguez said in a memorandum to DLA Installation Support site directors.
“Recycling supports the Defense Logistics Agency mission and its stewardship values by conserving natural resources and reducing the amount of solid waste headed for landfills,” Rodriguez wrote. “Recycling reflects our commitment to conservation of resources and enhances our credibility throughout both the federal government and our local communities as a good steward of the environment.”
The DLA Headquarters child development program is coordinating activities at child development centers at various agency field activities, Rodriguez noted. The children will be making recycling-related art projects, which will be on display during the week of Nov. 15. Rodriguez encouraged leaders to recognize the event in other ways and to remind employees that recycling is an important practice that should be used year-round.
“Let’s not just limit our efforts to [Nov. 15],” he wrote. “Rather, let’s make every day ‘America Recycles Day.’”