Recycle Across America
Let's recycle right!

Brand leaders and celebrities unite with a solution to address mass closures of recycling plants in U.S.

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Unbeknownst to most people, recycling in the U.S. is in a serious crisis. In fact, in the past few months recycling plants have been shutting down across the U.S. ... including 200 in the state of California alone.

Good news is, we have a solution and it's working!

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The standardized labels work!

The standardized labels are deemed 'a world changing solution' and 'one of the top environmental fixes taking root today'.

Join some of the most notable brands in the world that are starting to display the standardized labels on their bins and reporting 50%-100% increases in their recycling levels and significant decreases in 'trash' going into the recycling bins.

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work for your sorting needs.

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Confusion at the bin doesn't work!

Recycling is the #1 thing we can do for the environment, economy, sustainable manufacturing and to keep waste out of the oceans ... but recycling does NOT work when it's this confusing for the public (see image to the right).

Join the #1 solution: Display the nonprofit standardized labels on your recycling bins to help society recycle right.

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Let's recycle right!®

It's far more important than you think.

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be part of the solution!

Help society recycle right! Display the standardized labels on your recycling bins. There is a standardized label for nearly every sorting need in the U.S. and the labels come in various shapes and sizes.

You can also special order the standardized labels in unique sizes and printed on many types of materials such as aluminum signage, vinyl banners, foam core, PVC signage, and magnets.

The labels can be created for extreme weather conditions as well.

sign the petition and pass it on!

In less than 15 seconds you can begin changing the world and making history. There will be a day when we will look back and say, "remember when recycling was confusing and didn't work very well?" Help make that day come sooner by signing and sharing this petition today.

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Video 1: Life before standardized time

Video 2: Life before standardized labels

helping the next generation

One of the best places to help facilitate systemic change in the world is in K-12 schools. Young people are passionate about the planet and with the use of standardized labels on school bins, we are teaching the next generation to become lifelong proper recyclers.

Thanks to amazing corporate donors such as Kiehl's Since 1851, we have been able to donate hundreds of thousands of free standardized labels to public schools. Schools are reporting that because of these labels, they have doubled their recycling levels and in one school district, they are saving approximately $200,000 in landfill fees per year (net savings)! Watch the news video!

confusion = trash

Hundreds of thousands of different looking labels on recycling bins causes mistakes, apathy, and public skepticism about the importance of recycling. As a result, millions of pounds of 'garbage' are thrown in recycling bins everyday, often making the recyclables too costly to process and too contaminated for manufacturers to reuse.

Coco Eco Magazine

Welcome to the new world of high fashion. No longer is sustainable living squeezed into just a small section of a glamorous magazine. Coco Eco is literally rewriting the book of fashion and style and making sure that the beautiful environmental movement is not only front and center, but also cover to cover. We are incredibly grateful and honored to have the standardized label initiative and celebrity-led "Let's recycle right!" campaign and movement featured throughout their luscious magazine.

The Weather Channel

The standardized label solution was recently featured on The Weather Channel showing the impact of the standardized labels on the environment and climate change. Watch the video!

why recycle

Recycling is the #1 action we can do for the environment, the economy and our future on this planet. If we recycle more and more importantly recycle right, more companies will be able to start using recycled materials in their manufacturing vs. depleting limited natural resources. Recycling creates jobs, saves water, saves energy, saves money, and can even improve our health and the well-being of all species. Watch the video!

bad math on this amazing planet

The human population is growing exponentially and the resources needed for us to exist on this planet are quickly being depleted - which is bad math. This is why we must be better at collecting and reusing our materials. In the U.S. we generate more than 250 million tons of trash per day, but we have the ability to reuse 85%+ of those materials. It's critical that we recycle more and we recycle right, which is why the standardized labels are referred to by the NY Times as "one of the top environmental solutions taking root today."

out of sight. not out of mind.

Just because our waste magically disappears with a truck every week doesn't mean it doesn't exist anymore. We're fortunate to have a tidy system in the U.S. so that it all vanishes; or maybe we're not. Maybe we need to see just how much there is and how it's affecting us and the world around us, to become concerned enough to do something about it.

This is why the documentary "Trashed", created by international award winning filmmaker Candida Brady and Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons is a MUST SEE. Watch movie trailer here.

a partner for progress

If you have a solution to make a dramatic difference in the world but you don't have a way to spread the word, how much can it solve? We are forever grateful to billboard leader Lamar Advertising who has donated millions of dollars worth of electronic billboard space across the U.S. to help advance the "Let's recycle right!" campaign! It's leaders such as Lamar who are creating a tipping point of progress. Can you feel it? We can.

a partner for progress

We're incredibly honored and excited when Niche Media told us that they would like to donate ad space in their fabulous magazines and websites to help advance the "Let's recycle right!" campaign. It's powerful when an environmental solution can have a place in one of the most influential regional lifestyle magazines in the U.S. Niche Media is placing environmental importance alongside brilliant style, celebrity news, trends and editorials ... and they distribute 19 million copies a year! Who says recycling can't be beautiful!!


A global honor beyond honors: Founder Mitch Hedlund has been elected as an Ashoka Global Fellow and Recycle Across America's standardized label initiative is deemed a world changing solution. 75% of the solutions created by Ashoka fellows become policy in seven years from becoming an Ashoka fellow. Ashoka should be a household name because the fellows that they elected have a higher rate of changing the world than any other organization in the world.

Recycle Across America is grateful and honored to have the support of actor and GQ’s Ambassador of the year,

Peter Facinelli

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what, where and how to recycle!

We are thrilled to partner with and share their national recycling resource to help you know what can be recycled and know where it can be recycled in your community. Whether it's old paint, car parts, batteries, toasters or a simple aluminum can, this database will show you where you can go to recycle it properly!

Use the widget to the right to enter your zip code and select the item you wish to recycle to find the nearest recycling center for that particular item. It's that easy!