A quarter of a century ago, a gallon of gas was $1.12, grunge music took off, and the first web browser was introduced to the world. 1991 was also the year Earth911 was born, and a few things have changed over time. For one, we’ve evolved into one of the most comprehensive recycling resources in North America from our initial beginnings as a motor oil recycling hotline for Arizona. Check out a few of our other milestones in the infographic below, and eat a piece of cake in our honor!

Earth911 25th Birthday

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By Haley Shapley

Haley Shapley is based in Seattle, where recycling is just as cool as Macklemore, walking in the rain without an umbrella, and eating locally sourced food. She writes for a wide range of publications, covering everything from sustainability to fitness to travel. Read more of her work here.