MARCH 2010

Earth911 releases results of its 2009 recycling report

Earth911.com, provider of the nation’s leading Local Recycling and Disposal Directory, released the results of its 2009 Annual Recycling Report, with electronics such as computers, batteries and televisions leading the way.

“Electronics have always been popular searches on Earth911.com, but with the increased attention these devices have received, this past year was our highest yet,” said Corey Lambrecht, president of Earth911. “Also, overall recycling searches increased 12 percent over 2008, as consumers want to know more about how to dispose of these items.”

Earth911.com also discovered additional insights into recycling and consumer behavior. For example, 40 percent of respondents to a poll conducted on the Earth911.com homepage noted that when they buy a product, the green factor they are most concerned about is its recyclability. Also, 35 percent of Earth911 readers responded that their main challenge to adopting more green practices is money.

Earth911 is able to provide this information through work with its business partners such as Call2Recycle, the American Chemistry Council and Masco Corporation.

The 2009 Annual Recycling Report also details the top 10 states that recycled using Earth911.com, as well as the top stories on the site.