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Recycling Challenge – Ideas We Love

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We're just two weeks into the Recycling Challenge and conversations have been rich, thoughtful and extremely creative. As we close in on 100 contributions, we thought we'd share some best in class ideas that represent the spirit of each of our Opportunity Areas for your inspiration – and with plenty of time to go in the challenge, we hope everyone will continue to refine and collaborate with fresh thinking. Keep up the great work!

 



NUDGE AND INCENTIVSE 

Recycling Loyalty Card
When you go to your local coffee shop, you often get given a loyalty card to incentivise you to go and get your coffee from there every morning. Could the same work for recycling?
Submitted by:
Francesca Cook


MAKE IT FUN

Smart Bin: The Nest for Thermostats
Do to trashcans what Nest did for thermometers; network it to the cloud and incentivize users to recycle more.
Submitted by:
David Kottcamp


HELP HABITS STICK

Recycling Champ
Building up recycling habits by gamifying recycling challenges either with a set of cards or with the means of an app for every age group.
Submitted by:
Stephan Kardos


HACK YOUR HOME
R Blocks Customizable Bins (with prototype)
R-Blocks gives users the opportunity to customize their recycling space according to their recycling needs.
Submitted by:
Alper Yağlıoğlu


DEMYSTIFYING RECYCLING
Recyculator: A numbers Game
An app that allows scanning products and shows the product's environmental impact.
Submitted by:
Goders

ENGAGE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Rivalry At Its Best
The sense of pride that comes from university rivalries (or even a high school rivalry) can be translated into a fun way to have a recycle challenge.
Submitted by:
Audrey Lee
 
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How about bringing in recycling more into Universities. First year students are provided with reading lists to get books for their course, however this can be seen as very costly. I wonder whether to introduce a 'Recycle your textbooks' scheme so when students are finished with their books to hand them into the University's library and in return to receive a voucher of some sort. I feel that students would be encouraged to do this due to their financial state. This means that books will reach their full usage and it will be more convenient for students.

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