Free, Online Resource Locates Recycling Programs for Christmas Trees
After the twinkle lights have been unplugged and the ornaments have been safely packed away, consumers can log on to www.Earth911.org to locate local recycling programs that will help them give a renewable, recyclable resource back to the environment.
In partnership with the National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA), Earth 911, a Web portal sponsored in conjunction with Global Alerts, provides a free, online resource where consumers can enter their ZIP Code to learn how they can recycle their Christmas trees.
Did you know that:
* According to the NCTA, an estimated 93 percent of the 30 to 35 million real Christmas trees sold in North America every year are recycled through community programs, personal gardens, or yards.
* Recycled Christmas trees have a variety of uses, including: chippings that are used for basic mulch or even hiking trails; beachfront erosion prevention; lake and river shoreline stabilization; fish habitats; and river delta sedimentation management.
* This year, more than 60 million new seedlings were planted by Christmas tree farmers all over North America.
To learn more about recycling opportunities in your community, log on to www.Earth911.org or call 1-800-CLEANUP.
Founded in 1991, Earth911.org is a leading, one-stop environmental Web portal, which consolidates community-specific, earth-friendly resources. Through the use of patent-pending alerting technology from its parent company, Global Alerts, and ZIP Code-based applications, Earth 911 helps residents and businesses protect and improve the environment.
The Earth 911 network is supported by the private sector so it can be provided at no cost to taxpayers and government. To provide consumers with important recycling and disposal information, the toll-free number, 1-800-CLEANUP, is listed on billions of household product container labels.
Abstracted from Market Wire Newsletter, 12/21/06; Source: Global Alerts.