Submitted by: Recyclebank
Posted: Apr 12, 2017 – 11:00 AM EST
NEW YORK, Apr. 12 /CSRwire/ - Recyclebank, the incentives and education platform focused on waste, today announced that 44 schools from Recyclebank's partnering communities successfully raised a total of $90,670 as part of the annual Recyclebank Green Schools Program.
Each year, participating schools work to encourage residents to donate Recyclebank points to fund their unique and creative environmental projects designed to positively affect students, educators and communities. Recyclebank then transfers the points into real dollars—turning the community's green actions into funds (up to $2,500) for the school. This year, almost all of the participating schools (38 out of 44) were able to successfully raise the full amount of funds they needed for their projects. A complete list of participating schools and the funds awarded to them is available upon request.
"I am thrilled that this year, our Recyclebank Green Schools Program was once again able to successfully inspire sustainable behavior among schools and students, while encouraging innovation," said Javier Flaim, CEO of Recyclebank. "I want to thank the students and educators who work so hard on their projects, and our members who donated their points towards the program. We are proud of this program that encourages environmentally-conscious actions and brings us a step closer to a waste-free future."
Since 2007, Recyclebank Green Schools Program has granted over $500K to more than 500 school projects. To learn more about the program, visit Recyclebank.com/greenschools.
For more than 10 years, Recyclebank has been working toward a waste-free future by focusing on the real-world impact of inspiring and motivating individuals. As the first rewards-for-recycling program of its kind, it introduced the principles of a circular economy to a mainstream audience. By partnering with communities and a variety of brands, Recyclebank leverages its Marketing-as-a-Service (MaaS) Platform utilizing data, education and incentives to encourage more than 3 million members to make better purchasing and disposal habits. A certified B Corporation, Recyclebank is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.Recyclebank.com or find them @Recyclebank or facebook.com/Recyclebank.