Thumbs Up to Kashless and RecycleBank

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I almost never read a press release and post it but after I read the following information I realized that to summarize all of this would be crazy and I love the cause, idea and promoting reuse! Check it out….

Beginning yesterday, post or pick up any quality second-hand item on, and earn Points that can be redeemed for gift cards, travel discounts, apparel, restaurants, groceries, and a variety of other products and events at hundreds of local and national retailers. Any quality item will work including second-hand clothes, blankets, food, electronics, entertainment, furniture, toys – just about anything taking up space around your house or garage. In addition to earning Points by listing or picking up items on, you can also earn Points by inviting friends to participate, creating saved searches and more. Simply setting up a Reward Points account and posting your first item on Kashless will typically earn you enough Points to claim your first reward.

 “This program is an easy way for people to go green for the holidays by recycling useful items online that may otherwise be headed to a landfill,” said Martin Tobias, CEO/Founder of “This year go Kashless and give, receive, earn great rewards, and most important, make a real difference in someone’s holiday season.” is the world’s largest free online marketplace and community, where people come together to look for things they want,  share useful items they no longer need, and no money changes hands – everything on Kashless is absolutely free. is also the easiest, safest, most connected free marketplace and community online.

Browse and search listings by neighborhood and category in more than 100 U.S. metro areas

·         Search aggregated listings from multiple other free sites simultaneously

·         Save searches or post ‘Wanted’ listings for items you want and we’ll e-mail or text you when they are available

·         Post items you are giving away or searching for to your Facebook or Twitter page, as well as other free sites – all with one post to Kashless

·         Access local maps and driving directions showing where available items are located

·         Get a tax deduction receipt for donating items online

·         Buy postage through Kashless and have items mailed to you from across town or across the country

·         Create a free private community within Kashless where a business, non-profit, or community group can accept donations (e.g. church groups, sports teams, school PTAs, etc.)

·         Track the benefits of your participation, including offset carbon emissions, greenhouse gases and waste diverted from landfills

 The ‘Kashless Rewards’ program is powered by RecycleBank, the world’s premier currency for rewarding green actions. Reward partners include national retailers such as Coca-Cola, Kraft, CVS/pharmacy, Olive Garden, Ruby Tuesday, and Bed, Bath & Beyond. Gift card options include Gap, and many more. You can even donate your RecycleBank Points to participating local school environmental programs, charities and non-profits.

 “RecycleBank started by rewarding people for recycling and we are excited by the opportunity to now extend our rewards program to reward people for the reuse of goods,” said Ron Gonen, co-founder/CEO of RecycleBank.

RecycleBank was founded with the belief that environmental solutions create economic opportunities. RecycleBank motivates people to become greener citizens and smarter consumers by rewarding them for recycling at home or making reuse a priority. With a powerful and robust rewards program, there is a reward for everyone for doing their part to make the world a bit greener. An important part of what we do at RecycleBank is to let consumers know that there is an economic value to taking the environmentally smart action.

ABOUT KASHLESS is the world’s largest free online marketplace and eco-friendly community. connects forward-thinking individuals from all walks of life that share a common interest in recycling, keeping useful items out of landfills, and making the world a better place for this and future generations. members have access to a thriving marketplace and community which includes listings for over 650,000 recycled items available in more than 100 U.S. metro areas and surrounding neighborhoods. was founded by serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist Martin Tobias in 2008, and is funded by RRE Ventures, NYC. Kashless is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. For more information, join the Kashless Krew online at Fan us at and follow us at


RecycleBank® partners with cities to increase recycling, collection efficiency and to support local economies. RecycleBank utilizes its proprietary software and three-step process Recycle, Record, Reward™ to measure the amount of material each home recycles and then convert the amount recycled into RecycleBank Points that can be used to shop at hundreds of local and national rewards partners. RecycleBank currently provides service to more than one million members across the U.S. and the U.K. and has over 2,000 local, regional and national businesses that accept RecycleBank Points earned for recycling. RecycleBank has been recognized with a number of business and environmental awards, including as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and as a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environmental Programme. Ron Gonen is the co-founder and CEO of RecycleBank and investors include Sigma Partners, RRE Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, Generation IM, The Westly Group and Columbia University. RecycleBank is a global company headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit, fan us at and follow us at

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