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The World with ecycler!

September 19th, 2010 No comments

ecycler Impact on the World!

We thought you may be interested in hearing about some of our accomplishments and positive green impact in the last few months:

  • EXPANDING GEOGRAPHICALLY: Ecycler went live in Canada
  • LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS: Largest residential “haul” in 2010 was a profit of $145 to one collector
  • LOCAL PRESENCE: Continue to bring on businesses (including a large car dealership)
  • EXPANDING OFFERINGS: Added composting to our recyclables list
  • EDUCATION: An average of five recycling related articles per month published in our blog

Goals of ecycler:

  • Make improvements to the environment through recycling
  • Enhance the social value of recycling
  • Support local communities

ecycler is easy to use! Our video show’s how…

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ecycler has Accepted the Challenge

September 13th, 2010 2 comments

ecycler has been selected as one of the ten finalist to compete in this challenge!

DETAILS

Small Business Road to Success Challenge

Ten small business finalists will receive 15 free nights at Fairfield Inn & Suites to be used from September 13 through December 7 to travel around the country for the sole purpose of growing their business.

Finalists will share their journey with the public by blogging, tweeting and posting photos. After three months of traveling the country and working through a set of business challenges, one small business will be awarded a grand prize of $20,000 by the judging panel.

OUR GOALS

As a “green” company we try to minimize our travel as much as possible, but sometimes it is inevitable (and necessary).

Our goal is basic: Acquire additional ecycler.com website users, both collectors and discarders. We will take a bifurcated approach:

1) Collectors – add 50 qualified individuals, groups or businesses

2) Discarders – add 1000 qualified homes, businesses or institutions

We will continue to ratchet-up our successes to gain these new site users. The hotel stays will allow us into additional markets (around the US and Canada)

Thank you Fairfield Inn & Suites!

Check us out here: http://www.fairfieldchallenge.com/author/tlaurent/

Our official Press Release.

UPDATE

We’ve created Crush that Can episode 37 in celebration of our participation in the Fairfield Challenge!

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ecycler Podcasts Now Available on iTunes

August 5th, 2010 1 comment

ecycler has taken its popular Crush that Can web series to a new level. In addition to our YouTube and Vimeo channels, we have now syndicated our series to Apple’s iTunes platform–the full videos are easily available on your iPhone, iPod or iPad. All for free!

Crush that Can is a series of videos–short, humorous videos to demonstrate different ways to decrease the size of aluminum cans in order to prepare them for recycling in non-bottle bill states.

We strive for ways to promote recycling in an exciting way!

You may subscribe to ecycler’s Crush that Can podcast by either searching “Crush that Can” on iTunes or by subscribing directly at http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/crush-that-can/id372750658.

ecycler TV options:

iTunes: Crush that Can podcast

YouTube: youtube.com/ecycler

Vimeo: vimeo.com/ecycler

RSS feed: feedburner.com/CrushThatCan

Enjoy the Crush that Can series on any of these platforms. We’re always open to suggestions for additional formats–let us know through our ecycler Contact Us page.

* Apple and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.
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ecycler.tel

July 29th, 2010 1 comment

We were recently featured as a telnic .tel Story, check out the full story!

Ecycler based out of Lake Forest, IL (USA), creates a new way to recycle by connecting people discarding cans, bottles and newspapers with those wishing to collect them. Ecycler makes recycling easier for households and businesses in Canada and the US.

Tim Laurent shares his experience with .tel, and his views on the future of .tel technology.

As an Internet company, Ecycler relies on leads from the Internet, and 100% of our user base is Internet capable. Therefore, we try to be as accessible as possible. We allow communications through traditional forms (email, contact us page, blog, forums) and the social media channels (twitter, facebook, youtube, etc.). We are also actively engaged in a lot of social media channels; Twitter, Facebook and Youtube to name a few. We believe that everyone approaches life differently, so we are prepared to have a presence where ever we are needed. Many of these communication avenues are now consolidated through the ecycler.tel resource, which feeds into the idea of meeting our customers where they are.

We finally made the move and registered ecycler.tel about four months ago after seeing other .tel sites start to pop-up. We thought the idea of a simple, fast loading directory as a “must have” ecycler digital asset. Building the ecycler.tel site was relatively straight forward. And, it’s easy enough to update when needed. Of course, the fact that the .tel sites are search engine friendly is quite a plus.

Today ecycler.tel continues our philosophy of brand recognition. We consider it a core aspect of our communications strategy.

I think anyone who’s serious about an online presence can benefit from a .tel domain.  The .tel is a universal online phone book (directory). It’s a central communications hub for you or your business. When someone needs to find your phone number, or email address, or whatever, they can be assured that your .tel will have that information.

I think, .tel is going to continue to have an impact on the world. As more and more websites come online, we see .tel becoming even more important for people to more easily find what they need via an easy to use, fast loading framework.

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ecycler Goes to Canada

July 15th, 2010 No comments
ecycler goes to Canada

ecycler goes to Canada

Today, 21 July 2010, ecycler launches in Vancouver, Canada.

As part of our continuing efforts to find innovative and cost effective methods of reducing, reusing and recycling we are excited to launch e-cycler.ca which will provide an easy way for collectors and discarders to connect online.

Ecycler creates a new way to recycle by connecting people discarding cans, bottles and newspapers with those wishing to collect them.

E-cycler.ca provides an alternative to the many Canadian households and businesses that are not offered curb-side recycling. It’s also an option for people who have to pay for curb-side recycling or who want to have their recyclables picked up when and where they desire.

Ecycler is partnering with Keystone, an established recycler and waste management firm located in Vancouver. This strategic relationship is to bolster each other’s strengths into a winning combination. The springboard into Canada follows the successful launch of ecycler USA ten months prior.

For the individual (or group) collecting recyclables, ecycler provides an entrepreneurship opportunity. Ecycler is driven by these collectors who establish an ecycler recycling program in their community. Collectors can download personalized business cards and posters generated by e-cycler.ca and then post them in public places. Collector accounts also include a customizable ecycler URL, i.e., their profile page. Anyone who has access to the Internet can become an ecycler collector.

Discarders can do their part for the environment while at the same time helping collectors in need of additional income. The discarders’ recyclables are “collected” by these individuals or groups and redeemed for cash at a local recycling center. Ecycler supports this community building for groups such as the Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, Church groups, social clubs, etc. by making available the same marketing materials used by individual collectors on e-cycler.ca.

Ecycler encourages people to discard their recyclables for free; however, discarders can request a portion of the proceeds from the collector. Discarders can track their carbon credits on the site. In addition to the automated calculation of materials recycled though e-cycler.ca, discarders have the option of listing how many recyclables they’ve given away on their own to be included in their total.

E-cycler.ca provides an accountability tool by allowing collectors and discarders to rate their experiences with one another.

Our official Press Release.

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The Beat Waste Startup Challenge

June 11th, 2010 2 comments

We’ve entered the Myoo Create “The Beat Waste Startup Challenge” contest.

Come Vote for ecycler!

On the ecycler contest page, click on the “Vote for it!” below the video… It will most likely ask you to register which takes less than 120 seconds.

The registration process is easy, it will ask for an email address, username and password. It will then send a confirmation message to that email account. To finish the registration (thus the vote for ecycler), you’ll need to go to your email and confirm with the link provided in the message from Myoo Create. BTW, this is a spam-free site…

We really appreciate the vote! Please also tell your friends and family.

ELEVATOR PITCH:

At ecycler.com we bring together those who have recyclables to give away with those who want to collect those recyclables. Many US households or businesses are not offered curb-side recycling; we’re giving them that option.

The collectors—or community entrepreneurs—will redeem the recyclables they collect for cash.

Ecycler further enhances the social value of recycling as the discarders will feel good about the environment and helping someone in need. They also have the ability to track their recycling in terms of the number of units and their combined carbon offsets.

We currently are trying to reach people who would like to become ecycler discarders; we hope to get businesses apartments and groups of friends to start saving their recyclables for their local collector. Also we are looking for people to become a local ecycler collector and pick up recyclables from the discarders.

Don’t forget: Check out the contest and Vote for ecycler, we really appreciate it:

http://myoocreate.com/challenges/the-plastiki-beat-waste-startup-challenge/entries/295

UPDATE

Many thanks to everyone that made the effort to vote for ecycler. Unfortunately, we were not selected for the subsequent rounds of competition. However, stay tuned, we have some excellent news to share.

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Featured on Mother Nature Network – Desperately seeking recycler

January 6th, 2010 No comments

Living without curbside recycling? Don’t fret … a new website called ecycler aims to connect recyclable discarders and collectors in your community.

How to use ecycler

How to use ecycler

Want to start 2010 off on the right, green foot? For those living in areas sans a curbside recycling pick-up service or a convenient recyclables drop-off station, a recently launched website called ecycler is looking to make things a whole easier via a virtual “Collect, connect, recycle” system.

Using ecycler is easy breezy — it’s essentially an online classifieds community for folks looking to get recyclables off of their hands or “discarders,” and those who are willing to pick them up and take/sell them to recycling centers or “collectors.” Not only do desperately seeking “discarders” benefit from using ecycler, but “collectors” can find the site beneficial as well with opportunities to turn green do-goodery into a small but thriving eco-enterprise (read: money-making).

Of course, ecycler won’t work without a committed network of  collectors, so if you’re interested in taking a few hours a week to play the role of “friendly local recyclable man or woman” take a gander at the site’s homepage — and blog and community forum — to see how you can become involved. And for more info on recycling facilities near you, check out the indispensable Earth911.

Folks without a convenient way to dispose of recyclables: would you sign up to become a member of a site like ecycler? And dedicated recyclers: is taking on the role of an entrepreneurial ecycler collector something that would interest you?

Click to see original Mother Nature Network feature

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ecycler Showcased on TrendHunter.com Today

December 18th, 2009 2 comments

Come check out the write-up on TrendHunter.com and give us a “Hot” rating. TrendHunter.com is the world’s largest, most popular trend community. Fueled by a global network of 30,000 members. Sounds good to us!

Some neighborhoods don’t have free recycling pickup services but now, with the Ecycler site, there is no excuse not to recycle. The Ecycler site fulfills everyone’s green aspirations by connecting people who need a recycling service with those who want to do the recycling.

Basically, using the Ecycler site, eco-conscious consumers can find people in their communities who are ‘recycling entrepreneurs.’ These entrepreneurs get a customizable URL, downloadable personalized business cards and posters for publicity, while consumers with recyclables can simply choose from the list of entrepreneurs and arrange a pickup. Check out Ecycler.com to learn more.

Showcase here: http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/ecycler-site

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ecycler Showcased on Ziipa Today

October 21st, 2009 No comments

Come check out our profile on Ziipa.com and give us five stars. Ziipa’s goal is to showcase the best Web 2.0 websites, start-ups and applications. Sounds good to us!

Showcase here: http://www.ziipa.com/view/ecycler

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Featured on Feedmyapp Today

October 13th, 2009 No comments

Environment Social networking Web 2.0 Site: Collect. Connect. Recycle.
http://ecycler.com/

According to Feedmyapp: Ecycler creates a new way to recycle by connecting people discarding cans, bottles and newspapers with those wishing to collect them.

Ecycler provides an alternative to the many U.S. households that are not offered curb-side recycling. It’s also an option for people who have to pay for curb-side recycling or who want to have their recyclables picked up when and where they desire.

For the individual (or group) collecting recyclables, ecycler provides an entrepreneurship opportunity. Ecycler is driven by these collectors who establish an ecycler recycling program in their community. Collectors can download personalized business cards and posters generated by ecycler.com and then post them in public places. Collector accounts also include a customizable ecycler URL, i.e., their profile page. Anyone who has access to the Internet can become an ecycler collector.

Discarders can do their part for the environment while at the same time helping collectors in need of additional income. The discarders’ recyclables are “collected” by these individuals or groups and redeemed for cash at a local recycling center. Ecycler supports this community building for groups such as the Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, Church groups, social clubs, etc. by making available the same marketing materials used by individual collectors on ecycler.com.

Ecycler encourages people to discard their recyclables for free; however, discarders can request a portion of the proceeds from the collector. Discarders can track their carbon credits on the site. In addition to the automated calculation of materials recycled though ecycler.com, discarders have the option of listing how many recyclables they’ve given away on their own to be included in their total.

Ecycler provides an accountability tool by allowing collectors and discarders to rate their experiences with one another.

Click to see original Feedmyapp feature

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