Claudia McGee of Bella Vista, Arkansas will receive a free Apple iPad this week – and all she had to do was join the Facebook fan page for 1-800-Recycling.com and invite ten friends to do the same.
1-800-Recycling.com, an interactive nationwide website dedicated to enhancing and simplifying the consumer recycling experience while making practical suggestions about green living, launched an initiative last month to spread the word about responsible recycling via Facebook. 1-800-Recycling.com incentivized the process by challenging US-based Facebook users to invite ten friends to become a fan or “like” 1-800-Recycling.com’s fan page on Facebook. Those that did were put into a drawing to win the free iPad, and 1-800-Recycling.com randomly selected McGee, an avid recycler.
“I am excited beyond words,” said McGee, who did not expect to win but as an active recycler was happy to participate. “Thanks so much to 1-800-Recycling.com. And let’s remind everyone out there to recycle! You can make a difference!”
“Congratulations to Claudia for winning our contest, and more importantly, for making responsible recycling choices that benefit our environment and preserve precious natural resources,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronics and e-waste, and parent company of 1-800-Recycling.com. “We hope that this inspires others to recycle responsibly. Thanks to our 1-800-Recycling.com website, phone line, iPhone App and Facebook page, we’re doing everything we can to make the process as simple as possible for anyone, anywhere.”
The 1-800-Recycling system provides visitors to its site, phone lines or users of its App with a dedicated tool to find recycling locations nearest to them (every zip code in the country is covered) for whatever it is they wish to recycle. The system can direct users to responsible recyclers of electronics, tires, oil, paint, glass, plastic, wood, mattresses, carpet, junk – basically everything that can be recycled.