Welcome to EcoErek, a place to share eco-ideas! I’m 14 years old and I LOVE to recycle. I hope you do to. Helping to save Planet Earth’s resources is important to me.

I like to read about ways that we humans can be resourceful with our stuff. Not everything can and should get thrown in the landfill. There is only so much room for all of our garbage! I don’t like when I see things that we throw away, especially plastic, end up in our oceans and rivers and trees. It has to stop.

Have a look around my site and help me, help our planet!

My Goal

Communicate importance of recycling.

Show how easy recycling is.

Promote resourcefullness in people.

Promote conservation of Mother Earth.

(animals, oceans, rainforests,

arctic region, mountains, etc.)

●Try to Reuse, Reduce, or Recycle ONE item a day.


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Click here - NEWSLETTER Sign-up

Click here - Total Drive Counts.

Click here - 2013 Newsletter.

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2013 Collection

4,477 items of denim &

4,269 pairs of shoes

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Collection Totals through 2013:












19,254 denim






11,671 shoes

Erek in Wash DC at the Guiness World Record Ceremony for the “Largest Collection of Clothing to Recycle”.

2014 Eco Drive Totals

4,376 denim items

2,128 pr. shoes

as of Oct. 1, 2014

2014 incredibly successful!


EcoErek is once again an approved collection site for denim on behalf of Blue Jeans Go Green.® in 2014. The collected denim is shredded into cotton fibers and remanufactured into housing insulation to benefit communities affected by natural disasters. In the past, the denim insulation has gone to Habitat for Humanity to help communities devistated by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast region. For more information about this process, go to www.BlueJeansGoGreen.org

and Shoes

Once again, EcoErek is an approved collection site for shoes in 2014 through a partnership with USAgain (www.usagain.com).

The shoes are sent to USAgain in Chicago, then sorted. Those that are in good condition are re-directed to those who need them, and shoes in poor condition are ground to make raw material for sidewalks, running tracks, carpet underlayment and playground mulch. It’s a Win-Win for everyone involved.

With your help, we can keep these textiles out of our Northwest Ohio Landfills!

Sincerely, Erek

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Green News

EcoErek named Student of the Year by Keep Ohio Beautiful. Stating “We congratulate you for all your hard work, dedication and perseverance in keeping Ohio clean and beautiful.”

EcoErek honored - Erek was selected as a Finalist in the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes in September 2013. Each year- the Barron Prize honors twenty-five young heroes, 10-15 Winners and 10-15 Finalists. Finalists are applicants that made it to the final round of judging, but were not selected a Winner. Although not selected as a Winner, the Finalist stands out from over the over 400 nominees between the ages of 8 and 18 who applied.

2014 Dates

April 26, Saturday

June 7, Saturday

June 14, Saturday

April 22 thru Sep 3


10-4 pm

12-6 pm

10-4 pm


store hours only

M-S 10-8, Sun 12-5


M - Th 8:30-9,

Fri 8:30-6, Sat 8-4


M - Th 9am-8pm,

Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9-3pm


500 pairs jeans

349 pairs jeans

220 prs. shoes

375 pairs jeans

219 prs. shoes


944 prs. jeans

479 prs. shoes

502 prs. jeans

268 prs. shoes

165 prs. jeans

89 prs. shoes


Toledo Zoo (Anthony Wayne parking lot)

Earth Day celebration “Party for the Planet”

Town Center at Levis Commons

Perrysburg - outside in front of Cinemas

The Future Wave

3324 Navarre Ave., Oregon

Parking Lot (419) 698-9283

Once Upon a Child

194 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg

5644 Monroe Street, Sylvania

The Future Wave salon

3324 Navarre Ave., Oregon

CC Bella salon

530 Commerce Blvd, Northwood