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ecycler Podcasts Now Available on iTunes
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.
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.
We’ve entered the Myoo Create “The Beat Waste Startup Challenge” contest.
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.
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:
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.
Below are some pages that will help people learn more about recycling and being green. Topics covered are “how to recycle,” “sustainability” and “making money recycling” and the pages go give an overview on how to earn money by recycling, how to give away recyclables to others who want to earn money and how to live a greener lifestyle. Enjoy!
We continue to update this posting with our most recent pages.
If you have any page suggestions, let us know on our ecycler Contact Us page.
Ecycler.com has introduced new features that will make connecting with discarders and collectors easier.
A new collector directory allows people with recyclables to discard to find collectors in their state. Likewise, a new discarder directory allows collectors to see which discarders are nearby. It also enables discarders to see which other discarders are joining the ecycler revolution.
In addition, the site has a new recycling exchange feature that allows people to see what kind of recyclables are available in their state. For example, a collector could click on “ Florida ” and see that someone in a particular zip code has a trash bag of aluminum cans to give away. If that discarder resides in the collector’s area, the collector can then contact that discarder directly through ecycler.com to arrange for a pick-up.
Best to use a re-usable bag. So, we thought it would be a great idea to give away a pile of our bags to one lucky winner. What’s a pile? How about five bags!
Living without curbside recycling? Don’t fret … a new website called ecycler aims to connect recyclable discarders and collectors in your community.
Pledge your recyclables!
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