I love innovation especially when it comes to cleaning up our environment. Thanks to Recycle Everywhere and the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) they have created an app that people can use to scan any recycling bin, then the barcode on plastic bottles, aluminum cans, or juice boxes before they throw it in the bin.
The app launched in March in Manitoba only and they created a contest to encourage people to pick up bottles, cans, or boxes. Colin Bazin won the big prize of $5,000!! What a great and simple way to encourage people to clean up our streets, parks, beaches, waterways, etc and reward them at the same time. A win-win for everyone....I love it!
I've reached out to Recycle Everywhere and CBCRA on expanding this program to Toronto, Ontario, and other places and await their response. Once I do I hope Eco6ix can help and assist them in connecting Recycle Everywhere and CBCRA with our local municipalities.
For more details on Recycle Everywhere click the link and you can even download the app to see what Manitobans can do to recycle and win prizes.
Paul Bolté - Eco6ix