About ecycler

May 11th, 2011

We watch the recycling world and blog about important events, legislation or just plain interesting ideas. We also post updates regarding our main site, ecycler.com. Ecycler creates a new way to recycle by connecting people discarding recyclables (cans, bottles, newspapers, etc.) with those wishing to collect them.

Our Goals:

  1. Make improvements to the environment through recycling
  2. Enhance the social value of recycling
  3. Support local communities

How it Works:
Ecycler.com creates a new way to recycle by connecting people discarding recyclables with those wishing to collect them. Ecycler is the single web destination for recycling online.

For traditional materials; such as, cans, bottles and newspapers, ecycler provides an alternative to the many U.S. (and Canadian) households, institutions 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.

For non-traditional materials (tennis balls, wine bottle corks, eyeglasses, et al.) ecycler offers the opportunity to recycle these items that are not usually recyclable via local recycling centers.

Ecycler provides an entrepreneurship opportunity for the individual (or group) collecting recyclables and 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.com provides an accountability tool by allowing collectors and discarders to rate their experiences with one another and to give feedback for each transaction.

DISCLAIMER

The posts published on blog.ecycler.com are opinions only. Ecycler writers and
any guest writers assume no liability for any malfunction, injury, or other loss
or damage, whether direct, consequential, or incidental, arising out of services,
companies, or products that have been featured, reviewed, given away, advertised,
or written about on ecycler or its Blog.