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iCanRecycle Showcased on FeedMyApp.com Today

February 19th, 2012 No comments

Come check out the write-up on FeedMyApp.com and download our iCanRecycle mobile app–it’s free! FeedMyApp.com is a Web 2.0 Directory with the best and latest web 2.0 sites, updated daily.

Fueled by a global network, 1000’s of app reviewed. Sounds good to us!

iCanRecycle is a virtual can crushing app. And, the best part is you can take any stored image or take a picture with your iPhone camera and apply it to the can, then crush away! Our virtual can may be rotated on both the vertical and horizontal axis for optimal viewing. Connect to your ecycler.com account to view all the cans you’ve actually recycled and see your environmental impact. We’ve calculated the carbon saved based on your recycling efforts and the equivalent of planted trees.

Showcase here: http://feedmyapp.com/p/a/icanrecycle/23327

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Stop SOPA / PIPA

January 13th, 2012 No comments

We, at ecycler.com, do NOT support SOPA / PIPA.

For the very first time, we are posting something not related to being green or recycling. SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) are dangerous and written from a point of ignorance of the Internet and Innovation.

For an explanation, please watch this short video PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks the Internet from Fight for the Future.

Some initial thoughts (partially borrowed from WordPress News):

  • Our legal system maintains that the burden of proof is on the accuser, i.e., people are innocent until proven guilty. This tenet seems to be on the chopping block when it comes to the web if these bills pass, as companies could shut down sites based on accusation alone.
  • Laws are not easily reverted. We should not be so quick to codify something this far-reaching.
  • The people writing these laws are not the people writing the independent web, and they are not out to protect it.

The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars over the next few years — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the Internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the Internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.

We’ve added the “Stop SOPA” ribbon to our blog and encourage all other blog owners to do the same.

For more information:

Daily Kos: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/18/1055849/-Confessions-Of-A-Hollywood-Professional:-Why-I-Cant-Support-the-Stop-Online-Piracy-Act-(UPDATED)
Mashable: http://mashable.com/2011/11/16/sopa-infographic/
TechDirt: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/why-hollywoods-idea-innovation-is-sopa.shtml
TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/15/sopa-brad-burnham/

Thanks! And, now back to our regularly scheduled programming…

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ecycler Development Team

March 29th, 2011 No comments

A special guest post by our development team at Virtual Communications:

Established in 2005, Virtual Communications is an environmentally conscious IT consulting company. Their services include software and web development, Facebook and mobile apps, call center and BPO services, video conferencing, VoIP solutions, training and technical support for consumers and corporations.

With their goal set on providing a high standard of work, Virtual Communications focuses on world class coding standards and best practices. The skills pool covers all development platforms–they have experience working with Fortune 500 companies and multinationals and enjoy a high customer retention rate.

A recent project presented Virtual Communications with an opportunity to work with a green company. The successful launch of ecycler has helped promote a great service that puts collectors of recyclable materials in contact with those who have them to give away.

We love working with an organization whose goal is to redistribute recyclable materials in order to make good use of it and make sure it is used to the fullest of its ability to reduce waste worldwide.

To make the world a greener place as well as reduce their carbon footprint, Virtual Communications makes a conscious effort in their offices to reduce waste output. For example, the offices are illuminated entirely by energy efficient florescent bulbs, which reduces costs and is environmentally friendly. Backup generators are powered by natural gas which is far more efficient and expels fewer pollutants than gasoline or diesel. They use recycled paper, recycle all waste paper and ink cartridges. And, drinking water is provided in 19 liter (5 gallon) reusable plastic bottles which cuts down on waste from non-reusable sources.

By continuing their green initiatives they hope to make the community around their offices a safer, cleaner place and reflect these ideals across their worldwide client base, subsequently making the world greener. With all of these practices in place they are able to cut down on costs as well as the waste and pollutants associated with any business.

Virtual Communications’ work with ecycler has no doubt inspired and has reinforced the benefits of recycling. They encourage their partners and clients to maintain the environment to the best of their ability.

Check out Virtual Communications for more details!

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ecycler iPad Giveaway Winner Announced!

January 10th, 2011 1 comment

ecycler is a new way to recycle! In an effort to spread the word about ecycler, we sponsored a giveaway. And, it was quite a success! We thank everyone who registered on ecycler.com as either a collector or a discarder.

So, what’s the difference between a collector and a discarder?

  • Collectors – Collectors are those who pick recyclables up from a business or house and then sell them to their local recyclable buyer.
  • Discarders – The discarders are those who give away recyclables.

We also thank everyone that made bonus entries by following us on twitter, tweeting about the giveaway, creating a blog post or commenting on the original story. Up for grabs was an Apple iPad that retails for $499.

We randomly selected a winner from all the new ecycler users that registered between October 25, 2010 and December 1, 2010 with their “bonus” entries. The result via random.org was the number 762. We cross-referenced this number to our database and the winner was identified.

Who won?

Melissa D. from Washington State!

Melissa responded back to our communication, “I got your email this morning and am SUPER excited that I won!!” A huge congratulations to Melissa–your iPad, iPad case and ecycler reusable tote are on their way!

* Apple and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.
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Anyone Want an iPad?

October 25th, 2010 12 comments

ecycler is a new way to recycle! In an effort to spread the word about ecycler, we are sponsoring a giveaway. Simply register on ecycler.com as either a collector or a discarder. That’s it! You’re then entered to win…

So, what’s the difference between a collector and a discarder?

  • Collectors – Collectors are those who pick recyclables up from a business or house and then sell them to their local recyclable buyer.
  • Discarders – The discarders are those who give away recyclables.

We will randomly select a winner from all the registered ecycler users. Why all the fuss? The winner will receive a brand-new Apple iPad.

What to WIN:

Up for grabs is an Apple iPad that retails for $499 on apple.com

How to Enter:

Simply register on ecycler.com as a real user–if we can’t verify it, then it’s not a valid registration. Six bonus entries are available by doing one or more of the following:

How it Works:

On, or about, December 1, 2010, we will randomly select one winner from all the registered users on ecycler.com. We’ll include everyone’s bonus entries in addition to the registration as additional opportunities to win (up to seven entries per household).

Available in the US only (and you must be 18 or older), this giveaway will end at 11:59 Central Time on November 30, 2010See the official Rules here.

UPDATE

Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway. It has officially ended and the winner has been selected using random.org–once verified, the announcement will be made.

UPDATE II

Thanks again to everyone who entered our giveaway. We have officially announced the winner: ecycler iPad Giveaway Winner Announced!

* Apple and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.
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