Keeping Waste Out of Landfills: A Collective Effort

imagebrite focuses on refreshing signage for large national brands, which allows locations across the country to reuse existing signs instead of replacing them. This keeps tons of plastic out of landfills each year, which reduces the negative impact that plastic would otherwise have on the earth.

Keeping Waste Out of Landfills: Yerdle

Because of our interest in refurbishment, we are always looking to highlight other companies whose missions reflect our own. We were blown away by the inventiveness of one of those companies – yerdle. Yerdle addresses our collective tendency to purchase, discard and then purchase again by providing a way for people to share items they no longer use. This way, these items are being reused or repurposed instead of wasted.  Rather than throwing away perfectly usable belongings, you can share them with people who would get use out of them.

How Does It Work?

If you are looking to get rid of (or even just loan) something, you can sign onto Yerdle’s site via Facebook, post your item with a picture, and let people who want it say so and comment on it. Then, you can choose who receives your item. If you’re seeking something, you can ask for something you’re looking for and wait for responses.

How Does This Benefit The Environment?

Yerdle provides you with a place to do something useful with things you might otherwise discard. Keeping these belongings out of landfills is a huge step in the right direction for the future health of the environment. Plus, it keeps other people from having to purchase brand new items that they would then likely discard later, too. This may not end the cycle of purchasing and discarding, but it could slow it down and shed some light on how consumer behavior can impact the environment.

Not convinced that peoples’ belongings do damage to the environment? Check out this infograph that Yerdle posted on Pinterest:

More Information

For more information about Yerdle, visit yerdle.com. To learn more about imagebrite’s sustainability efforts, stick around for regular posts or visit us on social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus, to name a few!

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