reCollect2 Fights Human Trafficking With Launch of New Recycling, Waste Receptacle Initiative
Side-by-side bins, used in hotels and corporate offices nationwide, carry text number for National Human Trafficking Hotline
By: reCollect2 Company
A new initiative from reCollect2 invites its customers to join the fight against human trafficking, a vile practice that traps tens of thousands of people – many children – in sexual and labor slavery.
The sleek, side-by-side recycling and waste bins from reCollect2 are newly offered with the text number for the National Human Trafficking Hotline*, a 24/7 service that offers aid to trafficking victims and a tip line for reporting information. The bins identify the hotline number in English and Spanish.
"Human trafficking is reported in every county in Wisconsin, in every state across the U.S., and around the world," said Ann Riphenburg, owner of reCollect2 Company. "People are caught in it for many reasons, and don't know how to escape. The National Human Trafficking Hotline is a start. The hope is to increase awareness of the hotline and help anyone who may need it, in as many places as possible."
reCollect2 has sold more than 100,000 units of its original three-piece product, manufactured in Sussex, Wis., since the company's founding in 2010. Dual bins – one waste, one recycling – sit in a stable plastic base.
The product's low profile and ease of use are ideal for hotel guest rooms. These same places, however, are frequent conduits for human trafficking, as victims are shuttled far from their homes to places where they are helpless and alone.
"The hospitality industry is making a concerted effort to shed light on this dark practice, and educate workers to watch for signs of victimization,"
Just as reCollect2's customers prominently display their environmental sustainability messages, Riphenburg said, they can now display their social sustainability commitments – including combatting trafficking.
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*reCollect2 is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the National Human Trafficking Hotline, or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates.