Recyclebank

Rewards

New York, New York

United States

recyclebank.com

About Recyclebank

Recyclebank helps create a more sustainable future by rewarding people for taking everyday green actions. Through its digital offerings and partnerships with municipalities, haulers, small businesses and corporate brands, Recyclebank incentivizes green actions with points that can be redeemed for discounts and rewards at local and national businesses. By educating, engaging and empowering more than 3 million members online and offline, Recyclebank aims to increase recycling rates, curb energy and water consumption, encourage smarter transportation, strengthen local economies and help people realize the financial benefits of making greener choices every day.

Recyclebank’s mission is to motivate individuals and communities to realize a world in which nothing is wasted—changing how people view their role in creating a sustainable future. We are honored to be a member of the B Corporation community alongside other businesses making valuable social and environmental contributions.

The Change We Seek®

Through collaboration and innovation, Recyclebank is creating a culture that encourages people to take simple steps toward greener lifestyles, tying together sustainability, social networking and real-world actions.

• Recyclebank’s rewards-for-recycling program rewards consumers for recycling with discounts and deals from major brands and local businesses and is active in more than 300 communities in 31 states across the United States and the United Kingdom. With the acquisition of social recycling platform Greenopolis in 2011, Recyclebank became the leading online recycling rewards program in America.

• Recyclebank and its partners have developed innovative ways to encourage members to live a greener lifestyle. This includes “Green Your” Challenges that leverage the powerful concept of “gaming for good” to engage members online in a fun, educational environment while influencing eco-friendly behaviors offline; Points for Planet that motivates people to be smarter consumers and choose items in packaging that can be recycled, with a big goal of achieving a smaller impact on our nation’s landfills; Landfill Counterbalance that offsets the amount of Ziploc® brand product waste that could potentially end up in landfills by sponsoring recycling programs across the country; and Learn & Earns, a digital learning experience that both educates and rewards participants.

• Debuting in spring 2012, Recyclebank’s transportation mobile app tracks and rewards users for making more sustainable transportation choices, such as walking or cycling instead of driving. Recyclebank’s groundbreaking partnership with Transport for London (TfL) leverages this app to reward people for cycling and walking in the capital, and will help reduce pollution, ease congestion and boost fitness among Londoners.

• In partnership with technology and utility companies and nonprofit organizations, Recyclebank provides incentives to encourage residents to reduce household energy use through programs that offer personalized energy saving plans with tips on lowering monthly energy use.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

July 2009
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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Overall B Score
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80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Environment: Written environmental policy, >75% of office supplies come from recycled materials, >50% of facilities located near public transit, Policy to increase energy efficiency

Employees: All employees paid a living wage, >70% of individual/family health insurance premiums covered

Community: >15% of suppliers located in low-income communities, >50% of net profits given to charitable organizations, >30% of employees are women, >75% of employees take time off for community service

Consumers: 100% of services provide environmental benefits

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