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The Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Movement to Launch A Bag's Life Statewide Recycling Campaign, on America Recycles Day

Recycling has become a major priority in Philadelphia, for groups as diverse as the Phillies to SEPTA to the Mayor's Office of Sustainability to individuals opting to separate their plastics and paper and discard accordingly.

Now a group called Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, a non-profit focused on litter prevention and upkeep of neighborhoods, is launching "A Bag's Life," on America Recycles Day, Tuesday, November 15.

The program is a statewide campaign, running from November 15-December 15, focused on educating the public on the recyclability of plastic bags and wraps, and locations where they can be conveniently recycled via online, social and digital media.

The initiative is kicking off at 11 a.m. tomorrow, November 15, at Lincoln Financial Field, where KPB Director Phoebe Coles will announce the details of the four-week campaign and award one Philly school for their plastic bag recycling efforts shown during Recycle-Bowl, which was a four-week campaign to teach students about environmental responsibility through in-school recycling.