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recyle = reward

the best way to get people to reycle is to offer reward

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one of the best ways to stop plastic going into landfills , oceans beaches.  to do third is to make it clear to people every bit of plastic they get,no matter how small it is (straws,crisps wrapper bottles) open recycle shops tv adverts. 

do this all over the world. make it clear if you save your plastics from the bin then it can add up. plastic will always be around, always be put in the bin. but if theres a clear reward system so people recycle then it will catch on. 

the shops can be owned  privately or part of an organization.  

Idea Title

recycle shops bring in you plastic and leave with cash

Where are you / your team located?

forfar scotland

How does this Idea redesign unrecyclable small format plastic items that often end up as waste?

offer reward

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

targets everyone, i recycle everything but only recently started but if there was a place i could take my plastics , sachets etc for money then i would have done it long time ago. if leaflets go out to explain that if you save all your plastic no matter how small , you will be able to make a bit of cash. people all over the world will start saving thee plastic . knowledge is the key. the motivation is the reward

In what geographical context or area does your Idea plan to operate / solve?

the whole planet every city every town

How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

getting the information out, calculating how much the plastic is worth so that a cash reward can be offered. it must be profitable for the shop. if its not visible to offer money. then competitions to the biggest recycler .hoilday,shop vouchers etc

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Research & Early Testing: You are exploring an idea, gathering inspiration and information needed to test it with real users.

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea and working with the Think Beyond Plastics Accelerator Program will help to accelerate your solution.

first step - calculating how much plastic recycle is worth by the ton second step - finding a shop, im 100 percent the coucil will offer some sort of discount to the rent third step -getting the information out that all plastics ou get is worth money, save it from the bin

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

ive always thot that if there was a clear reward system in place everyone would save ther plastics from the bin or thrown on the streets

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