THE COLONY, TX--(Marketwired - June 22, 2016) - Quest Resource Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: QRHC) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Earth911.com, launched an enhanced recycling directory and a redesigned iRecycle App to make it easier for consumers to recycle materials.
The recycling directory, found at Search.Earth911.com, is believed to be one of the largest in North America. Do a Google search for "recycling" plus almost any other term -- aluminum cans, tires, metal, etc. -- and Earth911's recycling directory generally is among the first results. Now, it has been redesigned to be even more intuitive to search, with an improved user interface and a better back-end experience for recycling location owners. Sponsored by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), a trade association representing scrap commodities companies, the redesigned Search.Earth911.com also offers greater opportunities for partner advertising and outreach.
"Each year, the scrap recycling industry processes more than 135 metric tons of materials, helping to reduce CO2 emissions by about 500 million tons," said Bob Ensinger, Vice President of Communications and Marketing for ISRI. "We are proud to be partnering with Earth911 who is helping people find end-of-life solutions for almost every household product. Through the use of the resources Earth911 provides, everyone has the ability to be a responsible environmental steward."
"Thanks to longtime partners like ISRI, we're able to bring consumers what we believe is the most comprehensive recycling search in the United States free of charge," said Ray Hatch, Quest's Chief Executive Officer. "In our view, everyone wins, from the recycling search users that hope to dispose of their products responsibly, to the facility owners that want more materials to recycle, to the sponsors that hope to create more awareness for their recycling programs and solutions to, of course, the environment."
The recycling directory can be searched by material -- there are more than 360 featured -- as well as by ZIP code. There are over 122,000 listings included.
The relaunched app, iRecycle, builds on the recycling directory by bringing its database to mobile phones. Available for free on iOS and Android, iRecycle is intended to make it easy to find nearby facilities that accept a certain material, whether it's an everyday household item, such as a plastic bottle or something less common, such as ceiling tiles. Within the app, the user can visit the website or call the facilities listed to get more information. There's also an articles section with green living questions answered.
To search the recycling directory, visit Search.Earth911.com. More about the app can be found at Earth911.com/iRecycle.
About Quest Resource Holding Corporation
Quest provides businesses with one-stop management programs to reuse, recycle, and dispose of a wide variety of waste streams and recyclables generated by their businesses. Quest's comprehensive reuse, recycling, and proper disposal management programs are designed to enable regional and national customers to have a single point of contact for managing a variety of waste streams and recyclables. Quest also operates environmentally based social media and online data platforms that contain information and instructions necessary to empower consumers and consumer product companies to recycle or properly dispose of household products and materials. Quest's directory of local recycling and proper disposal options empowers consumers directly and enables consumer product companies to empower their customers by giving them the guidance necessary for the proper recycling or disposal of a wide range of household products and materials, including the "why, where, and how" of recycling.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which provides a "safe harbor" for such statements in certain circumstances. The forward-looking statements include statements or expectations regarding Quest's beliefs that its enhanced and redesigned recycling directory and iRecycle App makes it even easier for consumers to recycle materials; that its recycling directory is one of the largest in North America; that the Earth911 recycling directory is among the first results of a Google search under various terms using the word recycling; that the directory is more intuitive to search and has an improved user interface and a better back-end experience for recycling location owners; that the redesigned Search.Earth911.com offers greater opportunities for partner advertising and outreach; that it is able to bring consumers the most-comprehensive recycling search engine in the United States, free of charge; that everyone wins from the search engine; and that the application is intended to make it easier to find nearby facilities that accept certain materials for recycling, that it makes it easy to find nearby recycling facilities; and that it makes it easier for consumers to recycle. These statements are based on Quest's current expectations, estimates, projections, beliefs, and assumptions. Such statements involve significant risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results could differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including competition in the environmental services industry, the impact of the current economic environment, and other risk factors discussed in greater detail in Quest's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements and to consult Quest's SEC filings for additional risks and uncertainties that may apply to Quest's business and the ownership of its securities. Quest's forward-looking statements are presented as of the date made, and Quest disclaims any duty to update such statements unless required by law to do so.