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The Center for American Progress | Wednesday, July 16, 2008

It’s Easy Being Green: It Pays to Recycle

by: AP/Joseph Kaczmarekcenteramericanprogresslogo45 “There are so many environmental initiatives out there that are important,” said Ron Gonen, Recyclebank’s chief exeutive, in an interview with Time in April. “Solar, wind, biofuels. But these are all huge, capital-intensive projects. Most of us can’t do that, but we can recycle.” Read More


USA Today | Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Residents Reap Rewards for Recycling

"We actually found ourselves searching for things to go recycle," says Arnowitz, a 33-year-old rabbi and married father of two. "We can buy our kids diapers and formula, things that we really need. ... It's nice to be rewarded for doing good from time to time." Read More


Courier Post | Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Recycling Program Runs Smoothly

"Based on what we've seen from other municipalities (using Recyclebank) and Cherry Hill's pilot program, we may see an increase of 80 percent to 90 percent," said Neary. "Cherry Hill is the largest municipality, with over 20,000 homes, in Camden County. We're expecting a huge bump in recycling." Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer | Monday, June 30, 2008

Cherry Hill Starts Cashing In On Recycling

"You don't have to separate everything," said Gila Aviram, an Israeli native who has lived in Cherry Hill for 27 years. "It all goes into the same container. "It's about time the rest of the United States came to the conclusion that we need to recycle. Why should we waste something?" The Recyclebank program is "a win-win situation," Platt said. " Read More


Scienceline | Thursday, June 12, 2008

Rewarding Recycling

Joe Abate, chairman of the Environmental Commission of Clayton, the first municipality in New Jersey to adopt Recyclebank, brought a single-stream system to his borough a few months before implementing Recyclebank. Just by switching to single-stream, he says, the recycling rates went up 20 percent and then another 65 percent with Recyclebank. Read More


Time.com | Friday, April 11, 2008

Getting Green for Going Green

“To Gonen, the key to Recyclebank's success isn't just the economic incentive; it's also about a sense of accomplishment. By actually tracking what individual families recycle, the service gives people a more accurate idea of what they're doing for the Earth. You know that your recycling is being counted, not just tossed down a landfill. Metrics matter — measuring something is the first step to encouraging better behavior.” Read More


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CEO
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Founded
2004

Investors
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