The Recycling Partnership launches online tool to educate consumers

The Recycling Partnership launches online tool to educate consumers

DIYSigns is a free online resource to help people know what can be recycled.

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September 4, 2019

The Recycling Partnership, Falls Church, Virginia, has announced the public beta launch of DIYSigns, a free online resource that anyone can use to help people know what to recycle. Whether at home, at the office, at school or at a sports stadium, The Recycling Partnership says these signs can help educate consumers on what goes into the bin.

“We know that consumer confusion is one of the top reasons why trash still ends up in recycling bins and carts. Our community partners have asked for our help in creating free and customizable posters, labels and signs, and we were happy to deliver. Anything we can do to help public and private sector recycling succeed is a boost for the industry,” Keefe Harrison, CEO of The Recycling Partnership, says. “This tool, available to anyone who needs it, connects to our tested and proven campaign materials and will enable recycling programs to more easily deliver top-rate communications with the public.”

DIYSigns is an online tool with editable templates available in a variety of sizes ranging from the scale of a bumper sticker to a poster. The tool is available at recyclingpartnership.org/DIYSigns. Through the online tool, all sizes of the signs, labels and posters can be customized for any company, any jurisdiction and any type of recyclables.

“Engaging consumers on what can and cannot be recycled is key to limiting trash or other non-recyclables from making their way into recycling containers,” Cody Marshall, chief community strategy officer at The Recycling Partnership, says. “Residents need to be informed with clear, concise and consistent education in order for recycling systems to be successful. Our DIYSigns tool complements our other free resources and technical assistance to better inform residents on what they can recycle.”