1-800-Recycling.com, an interactive website dedicated to enhancing and democratizing the consumer recycling experience while making practical suggestions about green living, continues to publish and expand upon its series of blog articles about the unique recycling options and programs in various metropolitan areas throughout the US and Canada.
The articles, titled “Local Focus: Changing the World One Region at a Time” outline what materials are recycled by each city and how each system works. The most recent profile, on St. Louis and its unique single-stream recycling program for its residents, can be found at http://1800recycling.com/2012/06/recycling-profile-st-louis/.
Other cities profiled in the series include Baltimore, Boise, Boston, Calgary, Charlotte, Cleveland, Edmonton, Flagstaff, Grand Rapids, Houston, Jackson (MS), Kansas City, Las Vegas, Little Rock, Louisville, Manchester (NH), Oklahoma City, Omaha, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Portland, Sacramento, Washington DC and Wilmington – with more to follow.
The articles, all archived at 1-800-Recycling’s blog, provide helpful links to more information for local residents and interesting descriptions of how each city does its recycling.
“1-800-Recycling.com was designed to help people achieve their recycling goals and live more sustainable lifestyles,” said John S. 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 know it can be confusing when recycling laws and municipal practices vary from city to city, so we thought we’d shed some light on how recycling programs are run in various cities around the US and Canada. It’s also an opportunity for all of us – and local government agencies – to learn from some of the best practices taking place in other parts of the country. We feel this series of articles are an excellent example of acting locally for a greater global good.”
1-800-Recycling.com also features an archive of original news articles about green practices for businesses or individuals, recycling, tips, educational information and interviews. Content is updated daily, and for those reading the articles who become inspired, 1-800-Recycling.com provides its visitors everywhere in the United States 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.
Consumers can also opt to call 1-800-Recycling via telephone for a 24/7 phone line resource. Both the site and the phone service will be able to direct users to responsible recyclers of electronics, tires, oil, paint, glass, plastic, household hazardous waste, wood, mattresses, carpet, junk – basically everything that can be recycled.