Sunday, November 16, 2008

What happens to my recycled paper?

What happens to the paper we recycle after we put it in the recycle bin and it's been collected? and what happens to plastic, metal, glass and other materials we recycle? If you're curious as I am to find out what happens to them, RecycleBank provides you with the answers. And not just regular answers, but animated ones!

RecycleBank is
a rewards program that motivates people to recycle by quickly and easily measuring the amount of material each home recycles and then converting that activity into RecycleBank. Points that can be used at hundreds of local and national rewards partners. It is one of our favorite green companies and a great example how innovation and environment can go hand in hand to generate value (see links below). Hence I was very happy to hear from them about this new video, as follows:

Just in time for “America Recycles Day” (which was yesterday btw), RecycleBank launched The Cycle, an interactive animation to help answer the question: “What happens to my recyclables after I put them out and they are collected?”

The video takes viewers through each step in the cycle: from recycling collection to processing to manufacturing new products from recycled material. Here is the link to the website:

And here's the part of the video explaining about the process the paper goes through:

More links related to RecycleBank:

'My Green Bookshelf' with Ron Gonen, RecycleBank's co-founder and CEO

RecycleBank video in Davos

Recycling Rocks in Philly!

Raz @ Eco-Libris