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ecycler Featured on killerstartups.com

October 7th, 2009 No comments

We were featured on killerstartups.com today.

Bringing together those who want to give away recyclables and the ones who want to collect them is the service this site renders, and it is a valuable service any way you look at it. Through the site, any person who is interested in recycling can market himself and let others within his community know that he is willing to collect recyclables.

The team responsible for it cites the job creation aspect of eCycler as one of its main assets. That is, eCycler provides a mean for individuals or groups to become self-organized and collect recyclables from those that are willing to give them away. That means that Boy Scout Troops and Church groups among others could advertise themselves using the provided marketing materials, and let the community know they are recycling. People would then look for them as a viable alternative to curbside pickup. The group would raise money for its cause by collecting the recyclables, and every party is benefited by such an approach.

Right now, the site is accepting submissions by collectors who want to market their own recycling programs. If you are one, and the basic premise described above appealed to you, then dropping by the site is certainly worth considering.

Check out the feature here: killerstartups.com

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ecycler Launched at TechCrunch50 DemoPit 2009

September 14th, 2009 No comments

Greentech company ecycler launched today at the TechCrunch50 Demo Pit.

Ecycler.com creates a new way to recycle by connecting people discarding recycled 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 do have curb-side recycling but who want to have their recyclables picked up when and where they desire.

For the people collecting recyclables, ecycler provides an entrepreneurship opportunity.  Ecycler’s creators are responsible for operating and maintaining the site, but it will be driven by the individual collectors who establish their own ecycler recycling programs.  Collectors can create and market their own ecycler recycling programs by downloading personalized business cards and posters generated by ecycler.com and then posting them in public places.  Anyone who has access to the Internet can become an ecycler collector.

Discarders can do their part for the environment and for people in need of additional income by giving their recyclables to people who will then redeem the recycled goods for cash.  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 by listing how many recyclables they’ve given away through ecycler.com and on their own.

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

Ecycler was co-founded by Craig Robertson and Timothy Laurent, two web entrepreneurs with backgrounds in engineering and consulting.

Official Press Release on Docstoc

Feel free to contact Craig or Tim via the Contact Us page.