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Pledge your Recyclables!

January 1st, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Want to help the environment as well as people in need of additional income by giving them your recyclables?

Take the Pledge

Facebook Users: Pledge your recyclables!

Our website, ecycler.com, can make that happen, but we need your help.

Some facts:
Unemployment is at 10 percent. In a bottle bill state like California, a trash bag full of 200 cans is worth $10.00 In other states it is worth about $2.50, so this could really help out someone.

These could have been recycled:
• 38 billion water bottles in the U.S. were sent to landfills last year — in excess of $1 billion worth of plastic
• About 50 billion aluminum cans sold in the U.S. last year were sent to landfills or incinerated.
• 42 million trees in the U.S. in the form of newspapers were sent to the landfills last year

This is how long these items will stay in landfills:
• Plastic Beverage Bottles– 500+ years
• Aluminum Cans–Eighty to 200 Years
• Glass Bottles—4,000 to One Million Years
• Newspapers–Two to Four Weeks or Longer (15 years is possible)

If you currently recycle, we ask you to go to ecycler.com and pledge to give your recyclables to someone on the site.

We are in the process of trying to find people who will pick up your recyclables and take them to a recycling center (anyone with Internet access can be a collector). When you choose to give away recyclables on the site, you will see the following choice: “I don’t have recyclables right now but am willing to save them to give away, please contact me.” By choosing this, prospective ecycler collectors will see your posting and contact you via the site to pick up the recyclables. This way, you can continue to recycle the way you currently do and possibly switch to an ecycler collector when someone contacts you.

We are trying to get as many people as we can to register and pledge to give away their recyclables. In coming months we hope to get the word out to people who will contact you to pick up your recyclables.

If you want to read more about ecycler check out the article about us on treehugger.com:

Positions

  1. Giving people more options for recycling
  2. Creating income for people

Take the Pledge

Facebook Users: Pledge your recyclables!

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    • Jenny

      This is great! I know ecycler and its cause will be a huge success. I wish more people in this world would recycle, ecycler makes this so much easier for these folks.

    • Jenny

      This is great! I know ecycler and its cause will be a huge success. I wish more people in this world would recycle, ecycler makes this so much easier for these folks.

    • Jenny

      This is great! I know ecycler and its cause will be a huge success. I wish more people in this world would recycle, ecycler makes this so much easier for these folks.