Recyclebank offers rewards in the form of credits at its online store, One Twine, or as discounts and deals on a wide variety of items and services with other retailers. One Twine carries environmentally friendly, sustainable products like cleaning supplies, cookware, clothing and hygiene products. The store offers a wide array of products, all of which are made from recycled and/or sustainable materials. Discounts to other retailers and services include deals on flower delivery, groceries, restaurants and magazine subscriptions.
To earn points at Recyclebank, members simply complete an interactive activity, accessed from the "Earn Points" section of Recyclebank's website. Activities are primarily educational in nature and involve things like watching videos about the recycling process and reducing individual carbon footprints. Members can also earn points for their home recycling activities.
Once a member earns points, he can cash them in for credit at One Twine or discounts at other retailers. As of 2015, featured discounts include 20 percent off at 1800Flowers.com and a one-year subscription to New York Magazine.
Recyclebank was founded in 2004 by Ron Gonen and Patrick Fitzgerald of Philadelphia with the mission of encouraging residents to do good things for the environment, and rewarding them when they did. The company now has more than four million members and has increased the rates of recycling in over 300 communities nationwide.