ecycler – Collect. Connect. Recycle.
A New Way to Recycle Online.
Target Audience: Anyone who recycles or would like to recycle.
Website URL: http://ecycler.com/
Ecycler provides an alternative to the many U.S. (and Canadian) households, institutions or businesses that are not offered curb-side recycling. Itâ€™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 the individual (or group) collecting recyclables, ecycler provides an entrepreneurship opportunity. Ecycler is driven by the 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 discardersâ€™ recyclables are â€œcollectedâ€ 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. 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 theyâ€™ve given away on their own to be included in their total.
Ecycler also provides an accountability tool by allowing collectors and discarders to rate their experiences with one another.