Beginning today, the first municipality in New York State will partake in the Recyclebank program. The Long Island town of Brookhaven will be the first community in the area to join the organization that gives reward incentives for recycling. The New York City based company has already become popular in Los Angeles and the UK, as well as 300 other communities across the United States.
Recyclebank works much like any other points program. The more its participants partake in recycling activities, the more they are rewarded. Recyclebank partners with local and national businesses, like Ziploc, Aveeno, Coca-Cola, Nestle Purina, Staples, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and ironically McDonald’s. “Earning opportunities” are provided on Recyclbank’s website, including local and national campaigns. Points are given by taking green-centric surveys after watching educational videos about recycling. Many of the partner companies feature videos based on the recycling of their products, with subsequent quizzes.
Points can be redeemed for valuable coupons for any of the participating companies. The website is also chock full of interesting information about what happens with your household products when you do and don’t recycle them.
Recyclebank urges people to lead greener lives, and makes it an easy and rewarding task. Now, New Yorkers can not only help save the planet, but save a buck while doing so!
Via Just Means