Looking for recycling options is one million times easier today than it was 20 years ago.
In case you haven’t tried it out yet, Earth911 hosts the largest and most accurate recycling directory in North America. And, we recently crossed 1,000,000 recycling listings in our directory.
This milestone certainly highlights significant growth for Earth911, but moreso the increased opportunities we have to reclaim valuable materials across a myriad of waste streams.
Our company has been working to provide accurate and locally based recycling and proper disposal information since 1991, and today, the Earth911 Recycling Directory provides resources for 300 different materials and products.
If you haven’t used it yet, here are some key facts about the Earth911 Recycling Directory:
- Information goes beyond plastic bags and newspaper: Find where to recycle odds and ends from mattresses and floppy disks to keys and yoga mats.
- Resources include proper disposal for products that pose environmental and health risks, such as motor oil, paint and pesticides.
- Electronics, such as computers, cell phones and mp3 players, are the most often searched items.
“Our goal is to make this information as accessible, understandable and usable to contribute to raising the rate of recycling across the world,” said Barry Monheit, CEO of Earth911. “Our key strategic partnerships with companies who are leading the movement toward sustainable business models are a large part of the growth we are seeing today.”
Every resource in the directory is verified and updated by Earth911’s Recycling Program Services team, who actively work with local officials, corporate sustainability representatives and key influencers.
“Earth911 could not have reached this milestone without the support of our worldwide network of data providers, including local recycling officials, retailers with public-facing recycling programs and commercial recycling companies,” said Earth911’s Senior Waste Stream Analyst Trey Granger. “Our directory offers the entire scope of recycling availability in a given area, allowing consumers to make a choice when it comes to responsible disposal of their everyday products.”
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to add a link to the Official Rules to win this contest.