IRL : CLEVELAND Coming Sept 2022!

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In 2018, China’s National Sword policy froze our country’s recycling, negatively affecting our waste management and national finances. However, a new day is here, and cities are resuming curbside recycling, with Cleveland included in that class. Recycle Cleveland is in full effect, with updated service policies and upgraded weekly pickups. Nice. The cherry on top is the bounty of new economic, occupational, and creative possibilities that the recycling market generates; take this one, for example.

We excitedly bring some fun to the table with the upcoming premiere of our streaming game show, IRL, providing savvy Clevelanders a chance to win quick cash for their recycling expertise. Forget 15 minutes for up to 15%; in 30 seconds, you can win up to $30 playing IRL. Double the money, double the bragging rights.

Why are we doing this? For a couple of reasons, the most important we’re supposed to say as a responsible company being the protection of the planet and its natural resources. But real talk, we sustainably do what we do for the cash. The money. The dollar dollar bills to be shared by everyone. The recycling industry is rapidly increasing in volume and revenue, which opens all sorts of windows and doors for all kinds of people and situations. For instance, with only a 35% recycling rate, the U.S. recycling industry holds 159,000 jobs, generating $13.3 billion in annual revenue. When the U.S. hits a 75% recycling rate, 1.1 million new jobs will exist, producing who knows how much additional income our economy can spend. A little vague, maybe, but the list of recycling industry employment opportunities isn’t:

  • Accountants
  • Administrators
  • Analysts
  • Architects
  • Artisans
  • Cleaners
  • Clerks
  • Collectors
  • Coordinators
  • Craftspeople
  • Developers
  • Directors
  • Distributors
  • Drivers
  • Engineers
  • Human Resources
  • IT Professionals
  • Managers
  • Manufacturers
  • Mechanics
  • Movers
  • Operators
  • Processors
  • Recruiters
  • Repair People
  • Salespeople
  • Security Personnel
  • Shippers
  • Sorters
  • Specialists
  • Supervisors
  • Suppliers
  • Support Agents
  • Technicians
  • Trainers

That’s just the tip of the iceberg; dozens of self-starter options are available for individuals, families, neighbors, schools, churches, leagues, and businesses who want to jump into recycling themselves. Small-scale recovered material processing machines sell between $1000 to $1500, and they’re quickly shaking things up. At this very moment, communities are installing processing equipment in workrooms, garages, and basements, then repairing or de1corating their neighborhoods with their own processed material. Plastic bottles are the trending trash, being reborn into things like:

  • Bags
  • Benches
  • Bricks
  • Carpeting
  • Chairs
  • Children’s Toys
  • Countertops
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Fabrics
  • Fencing
  • Flooring
  • Footwear
  • Kitchenware
  • Mats
  • Packaging Material
  • Signs
  • Traffic Cones

Study up for your game of IRL easily by following our social accounts on Instagram and Twitter @innplanetinc and Facebook @ IRL: Cleveland. Want the info straight from the horse’s mouth? Visit the Sustainable Cleveland website at for complete program details. Time to make green the new black and clean up (the💵)!