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Seattle Startup Ridwell Boosts Recycling in the Pacific Northwest

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A new Seattle startup that launched during COVID has been gaining traction.

Since March 2020, Ridwell's customers, who span across the Pacific Northwest, have diverted more than 330,000 pounds of clothing, shoes, and fabrics; more than 325,000 pounds of plastic film; more than 80,000 pounds of batteries and more than 25,000 pounds of light bulbs from landfills.

From plastic film to styrofoam to specialty items, Ridwell takes on hard-to-recycle materials and transfers them to companies such as Trex that will use them in manufacturing. One big reason for starting the business was to tackle climate change, according to co-founder and CEO Ryan Metzger.  

Ridwell currently has more than 35,000 customers.

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