The green-tech start-up CryptoCycle has released a recycling app, Reward4Waste, making returning single-use packaging simple and practical in the lead up to a deposit return scheme (DRS) being brought into law.
Reward4Waste will be tested in 2,000 households in Whitehead, Northern Ireland for eight weeks, giving both a financial or charitable incentive for residents to recycle. It is in partnership with Bryson Recycling, the providers of Whitehead’s recycling collection service, and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.
The app allows users to scan the QR code of items made from a range of materials, such as plastic, glass and tin, into the app when they recycle it. They are then rewarded with the points.