Four Mobile Applications That Make Recycling Easier
We all have good intentions, but sometimes the logistics of recycling both everyday and specialty items seems like more trouble than it’s worth, but throwing everything away isn’t the answer. Solutions for how and where to recycle is at your fingertips with the advent of handy applications for your phone:
When you’re on the road with a backseat full of cans and packaging, you know how hard it can be to find anything but regular trash cans at gas stations. That’s why 1800Recycling.com has got you covered. The app interacts with the GPS locator on your phone to find the nearest recycling center. Alternatively, you can set it to search for places where you’ll be headed. Of course, this technology is also perfect for when you’ve recently moved and aren’t sure where the get rid of your papers and cans.
Much like 1800Recycling, iRecycle is loaded with information about where to find refuse disposal sites near home or recycling bins when traveling. In addition, if you’ve ever wanted to figure out how to repurpose materials, rather than going the traditional recycling route, iRecycle’s got you covered there too. Its database boasts more than a million ways to make use of hundreds of materials, from crafts projects to high-tech rebuilds.
Let’s face it -- sometimes it’s tempting to toss papers and containers in the trash can rather than rinse out and sort these goods. RecycleBank helps you keep your earth-friendly promises by offering rewards. If your local waste removal company or recycling center is a participant, it will offer points based on your recycling activities. You can also earn points by participating in online education programs. The points can be used for special promotions, discounts or to make donations.
Knowing where to bring your recyclables is only part of the task. You also need to understand what the numbers at the bottom of containers mean to determine if they’re trash or recyclable -- and if the latter, how to sort them into their correct category. That's where the Gimme 5 application comes in. Most plastic containers that can be readily recycled have a “5” at the bottom, but other types aren’t necessarily trash -- it’s all a matter of what particular centers will accept. This app helps you find answers. It also tells you where specially-created “Gimme 5” bins can be found.
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