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Welcome to Recycling for Charities


Our message is simple:
Helping others and the environment.

The idea of Recycling for Charities evolved out of a desire to help the world community through small, project-by-project fundraisers based on the redemption of refundable containers, cell phones, pc and related electronics, while mitigating the effects of un-recycled products may have on the environment through promoting recycling education, and bridging recycling needs to unmet areas.

By promoting recycling for charities programs in business and residential communities, and extending the life and reuse of computers, toners, cell phones, Recycling for Charities hope to raise enough funds to make a difference in other charities.

Furthermore, Recycling For Charities brings more attention to the charities we assist by publishing them on our websites, while highlighting the connections that exist in our world community.

  • American consumers purchase over 500 million beverage bottles and cans, on average, every day. Only about one in three are recycled while two out of three beverage containers sold are landfilled, incinerated or littered.

  • Of the 243 billion beverage packages sold in the U.S. in 2010—glass bottles, plastic bottles and aluminum cans as well as foil pouches, gable-top cartons and other non-traditional containers—153 billion were either land filled, littered or incinerated.

  • According to the Container Recycling Institute (CRI), beverage sales have increased over five-fold in the last 30 years while U.S. container recycling rates have declined from 53.5% in 1992 to 33.5% in 2004. CRI,2005.

  • “Recycling rates have stagnated in large part due to a dramatic increase in consumption of these beverages, especially at businesses and in public spaces where recycling bins are scarce,” said Susan V. Collins, president of the Container Recycling Institute.

  • Only 10 percent of the 140.3 million cell phones retired in 2007 were recycled. EPA

  • Of the 2.25 million tons of electronics (TVs, cell phones, computers, etc) retired in 2007, 82 percent were discarded, mostly to landfills.

  • According to the National Recycling Institute, 500 million computers became obsolete in 2007. NRI, 2007

  • Plastic bags don't biodegrade; they're expensive and hard to remove.

  • 4.7 million tons of plastic trash reaches the sea each annually.

  • Less than 1% of plastic bags are recycled each year. Recycling 1 ton of plastic bags costs $4,000; the recycled product is only worth $32. (Plastic Bags: and the Legislation to Curb their Usage, Alexandra Wells, July, 2011)

  • The "Eastern Garbage Patch" in the Pacific is made up of at least 80% plastic! And it's about the size of Texas.





Recycling for Charities

Recycling saves 95 percent of the energy required to make aluminum from ore.
In 1996, aluminum companies saved the equivalent of over 18.4 million barrels of oil or 10.8 billion kilowatt hours. This represents enough energy to supply the electrical needs of a city the size of Pittsburgh for about six years.
It takes about six hundred pounds of fossil fuels and chemicals to create the chips for one personal computer. Seventy pounds of water are used to rinse out impurities in a single chip. The amount of waste generated to produce one laptop is close to 4,000 times its weight.
Copyright 2001 Recycling for Charities. All rights reserved. Revised: 03/15/2018