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Recyclebank Members Recycle 1.5 Billion Pounds of Waste in 2013

Allan Gerlat

September 11, 2014

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Recyclebank Members Recycle 1.5 Billion Pounds of Waste in 2013

Recyclebank, the recycling rewards program firm, said its more than 300 member communities in 2013 recycled nearly 1.5 billion pounds of waste.

The New York-based company said that its members took more than 21.6 million green actions for a total of $60 million in rewards value, according to a news release.

Marking its 10th anniversary, Recyclebank said has brought together 2,500 local and national businesses with millions of residents during that time.

Recyclebank communities in 2013 increased the amount of recycling collected by 45 percent. On average Recyclebank members recycled an additional 157 pounds of material in 2013 compared with the recycling rate prior to the launch of the program.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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