By Erin Weber
Earth911.com is my new go-to spot for recycling. It features a great search tool into which you can plug an item (say: computer monitor) and a location (say: 14th street, NY) and TADA, the closest recycling centers are listed along with all the items they collect and a map to get there (Now, thanks to Earth911, I know that Madre is an organization that will pick up unused monitors at the Pratt Manhattan campus and then use the donations to support international women’s rights…recycling just got more rewarding)!
Besides the recycling search tool, Earth911 offers an abundance of information about living sustainably. The homepage features rotating news stories and tips that can be used at work, at home, on vacation…you name it! Articles are extremely informative and simple. The breadth and depth of information is impressive, maybe because the team at Earth911 has been committed to recycling since 1991! They’ve come a long way: from a hotline to a web site, blog, and, of course, a Twitter feed.
I must admit that the graphics and user-friendly interface attracted the designer in me and kept me poking around. Happy recycling!