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    America’s Organizations Recycle More than 26 Million Print Cartridges with Funding Factory
    ERIE, Pa., Nov. 2010 — Funding Factory, the company credited with inventing fundraising by recycling print cartridges in 1998 to create an opportunity for schools and nonprofits to earn money without selling, celebrates America Recycles Day and the efforts of more than 50,000 organizations who participated in the program resulting in preventing approximately 26 million printer cartridges from entering our nation’s landfills to date.”Schools and parents all across America should be proud of their efforts teaching children well,” said Sean Michaels, co-president, Funding Factory parent company Environmental Reclamation Services. “They should be credited with building the next generation of environmental stewards. Even preschoolers can help with sorting recyclables and teens can trade in their old cell phones with Funding Factory’s sister program,,”  he added.America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling in the United States. It’s one day to inform and educate, one day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together, one day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year.

    About Funding Factory
    Funding Factory provides schools, non-profit groups and charities with funding through recycling.  Organizations earn funds by collecting empty printer cartridges and used cell phones from their communities and supporters.  All program materials and services (including boxes and return shipping for the items) are free for the participants.  Funding Factory has provided over $26 million in funding to schools and groups across the country since its inception and is a program of parent company, Environmental Reclamation Services LLC, headquartered in a Erie, Pennsylvania. ERS acts as a service provider and supplier to the worldwide imaging supply marketplace. Founded in 1990, ERS has served as a respected and integral supply chain partner to aftermarket companies in the printing supplies and wireless industries. ERS operates from a 72,000 square foot facility and is an ISO Certified, zero landfill initiative company with more than 97 percent of incoming material reused or recycled.   For more information, please visit,, or

    About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.

    Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of over 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful forms public private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. To join America Recycles Day, visit To learn more about Keep America Beautiful, visit