SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Earth911 Recycling Directory surpassed 1.5 million ways to recycle in June after ramping up to respond to the rapidly changing environment of recycling and reuse.
Earth911 is the go-to source for recycling and proper disposal information, tracking recycling availability across 43,000 ZIP codes, as well as writing and sharing zero-waste lifestyle content. Consumers can search on over 300 different materials using the directory, which can be accessed using web sites, mobile devices and apps, and the bilingual 1-800-CLEANUP environmental hotline.
The 1.5 million mark represents growth of 50 percent in less than a year and is quickly tracking toward Earth911’s next milestone of 2 million. According to Trey Granger, Director of Recycling Program Services (RPS) and Senior Waste Stream Analyst for Earth911, the surge in growth is due to a number of initiatives to increase the size and scope of Earth911’s Recycling Directory, the nation’s largest and most accurate recycling and proper disposal resource.
Earth911’s RPS Team added nearly 100 new materials and expanded the definitions of existing materials, such as those in the plastics family. They identified new products entering the waste stream, like tablets and GPS systems, to provide directory users with more targeted results. The RPS team also added more retail programs and unstaffed bins in high-traffic areas, such as clothing and book drop-offs in parking lots. Continue reading