Recyclix Review: Plastic recycling and revshare?
There is no information on the Recyclix website indicating who owns or runs the business.
Recyclix provide the address of an accounting firm in the UK as their “headquarters billing address”, suggesting the company exists there in name only.
Sales and support are provided out of Poland, with this likely being where the owners of Recyclix are located.
Russia is another possibility, with Alexa estimating it and the Ukraine provide 32% of all traffic to the Recyclix website.
As always, if an MLM company is not openly upfront about who is running or owns it, think long and hard about joining and/or handing over any money.
The Recyclix Product Line
Recyclix has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Recyclix affiliate membership itself.
The Recyclix Compensation Plan
The Recyclix compensation plan sees affiliates invest in a number of “plans”.
How much they can invest in each plan is capped, with each plan costing more to invest than the last:
- Forklift – shares cost €1 EUR, capped at 200 shares
- Sorting – shares cost €10 EUR, capped at 250 shares
- Shredder – shares cost €25 EUR, capped at 250 shares
- Washer – shares cost €50 EUR, capped at 250 shares
- Granulator – shares cost €100 EUR, capped at 500 shares
Shares in revenue start at 25% (although 25% of what is not clarified), with affiliates able to increase this to 50% via additional investment.
ROIs are paid out of “cycles”, with the Recyclix website listing cycle pools of between €222.32 and €13,10232 EUR.
Referral commissions are also available on funds invested by recruited affiliates, paid out down four levels of recruitment (unilevel):
- level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) – 10%
- level 2 – 3%
- level 3 – 2%
- level 4 – 1%
Affiliate membership with Recyclix is free, however affiliates must invest at least €1 EUR to participate in the offered income opportunity.
Under the guise of generating revenue via recycling, Recyclix solicits investment on the promise of greater than 100% ROIs.
Our company has been collaborating with the main suppliers that sell recycled plastic and manufacturing companies that stock on plastic waste for a long time.
Our vast and diversified portfolio of suppliers will help you obtain large quantities of raw materials on a continuous basis from trustworthy and low-risk sources.
The concept fails the logic test for one simple reason:
If the owner(s) of Recyclix was able to generate consistent revenue from recycling, why on Earth do they need invested affiliate funds for?
Get a small loan from the bank, “compound” the generated ROI and bathe in the advertised riches. Why share that with Recyclix affiliates?
The answer is of course what little recycling may or may not be taking place, is merely a ruse for newly invested funds being used to pay off existing investors.
To that end Recyclix cap credit card payments at $250, with larger sums required to be sent in via wire or BitCoin (good luck getting those funds back).
The aim of using recycling as a front-end ruse appears to be bombarding prospective investors with information.
There’s quite a lot of basic-level recycling information on the Recyclix website which, if you’ve gone through it all, is likely going to leave you confused as to what exactly that has to do with you investing money and collecting a ROI.
That’s the idea – make Recyclix sound so complicated that you convince people it’s legitimate based on inherent complexity alone.
The reality is that, while worthwhile in and of itself for environmental reasons, profit-wise recycling isn’t what Recyclix are making it out to be.
Waste Management WM, the country’s largest waste hauler and processor, has long been an advocate of recycling and reuse.
Five years ago, the company recycled around 6 million tons of materials in the U.S. explained CEO David Steiner during a meeting recently at the BSR conference San Francisco.
It set a goal of recycling 20 million tons by 2020 and began up to $100 million a year in recycling facilities and technology.
Unfortunately, the commodities markets aren’t playing along, said Steiner. With the slump in commodity prices, the profits from recycling have dried up.
“Recycling is not profitable. We have lost money in recycling over the last one and a half years,” he said. “Investment has slowed to a trickle.”
That was late 2013. But uh yeah, I’m sure anonymous MLM guys from Poland or Russia have since figured it out – everybody’s gunna be rich!
As with all such schemes, once recruitment of new affiliates dies off, Recyclix will find itself unable to meet its ROI obligations. If they’re still updating cycle information on their website, this will manifest itself by way of cycle revenue decreasing before eventually dropping to nothing.
At this point Recyclix will have collapsed, leaving the majority of investors out of pocket.