Contests & Fun The year was filled with X-Box and table tennis tournaments and a competitive and creative scavenger hunt throughout New York City.
Clearly defining your mission and demonstrating your commitment to it through a theory of change that drives your strategy, impact measurements that track your progress, incentives that keep purpose a priority, and/or a legal structure that ensure social and environmental objectives are upheld.
Financial compensation that fairly considers the living expenses of workers, producers, and suppliers, and also fairly rewards all workers, owners and executives who make significant contributions to the company’s success. (profit sharing, employee ownership, etc.)
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Renewables & Environment
Why we are in business
How we operate
We strive to operate our business in a way that maximizes benefit to all life impacted, and to share our practices to inspire other companies to do the same.
Going beyond monetary compensation to provide exceptional care for the people powering your business; including healthy food offerings, extraordinary office amenities, full health coverage, education subsidies, an inspiring work environment, etc.
Exceptional Benefits…Starting on Day 1 We offer stellar benefits to our employees and start these benefits on day 1 of their employment. Including… • Stock Options • Flex Spending Account (FSA) • Unlimited Sick Days • 401k (company match 50% up to the first 7%. 100% vested after 2 years) • Gym Reimbursement • Commuter…
Scale – Mile Markers When you make it your business to build a better tomorrow today, it’s important to remember that we’re all on a journey. To chart our progress and ensure that we’re always heading in the right direction, we set up yearly check-ins to take a look at how far we’ve come. Our…
A workplace that focuses on creating freedom and minimizing fear by reducing the centralization of power, supports self-management, and encourages radical transparency, inclusion, feedback, and fairness.
Collaboration with All Stakeholders We encourage all departments to work together rather than operate as individual entities, thus creating an open dialogue among all of our employees—whether they are in New York, Philadelphia, or out in the field. Our CEO also has a policy of over-communication to emphasis the value of continuous collaboration. Beyond team…
Demonstrating genuine care for your customers through a graceful purchasing process, extraordinary support, quality guarantees, and other acts of kindness that leave your customers remarking about the experience.
Gamifying Behaviour Change "Realizing a better tomorrow starts with changing behaviors today. To help you improve your everyday life, we emphasize the power of taking small actions and we award you points when you take them." With Recyclebank, people are rewarded for recycling at home. Members earn points based on the total weight recycled by…
Thriving towards carbon neutrality through energy minimization and monitoring, renewable energy sources, eco-friendly transport, and purchasing carbon credits to offset emissions.
Carbon Offset We voluntarily offset our carbon footprint by partnering with NativeEnergy, which helps businesses reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. NativeEnergy is the leading provider of carbon offsets, renewable energy credits and carbon footprint consulting. With their help, we offset more than 600 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions related to our automobile and air…
Water & Waste
Thriving to achieve zero waste through recycling and reusing initiatives, composting and water conservation, and tracking progress towards set reduction targets.
Sustainability Advisory Council Their purpose is to advise the company on our mission to inspire and reward smarter, everyday choices for a more sustainable future. As we grew our business, creating innovative partnerships, expanding our digital reach and venturing into new conservation and sustainability arenas, we realized it was critical that our long-term commitment to…
Caring for mission-aligned causes by generously sharing business resources such as your products and services, meeting space, excess materials, media exposure, company best practices, and employee time and talent.
A National Competition to Increase Recycling In 2012, Recyclebank and SC Johnson teamed up to host the Green Choices Recycling Challenge. The challenge enlisted one community from each of the 50 U.S. states in a competition to see which community could get the greatest proportion of their residents to report their recycling each month. The…
Be a Force for Good When it comes to inspiring action, we like to take a page out of Isaac Newton’s playbook. Sure, Recyclebank wasn’t around when he wrote that “an object at rest tends to remain at rest unless acted upon by an outside force,” but we’d like to think that we’re living, breathing…
Community Connection Through Social Media Being a community-focused company, it’s very important for us to extend that sense of community to the social networks our members enjoy being a part of. Every day, we share content and talk with our members about how to live more sustainably. We are fortunate to have a highly engaged…
Green Schools Program Each year, the Recyclebank Green Schools Program awards environmental project grants to schools in Recyclebank communities across the U.S. Students and teachers brainstorm how they might better use local resources to improve their daily lives and lessen their environmental impact and apply for grants to help fund their ideas Over the course…
Learn & Earn Our website helps people discover the benefits of sustainable living. From offering everyday tips, interesting quizzes, well-researched articles and exciting sweepstakes, we make it fun to learn and by awarding members points for doing so. For example, each month we created and launched a robust campaign that offered points for learning about…
Choosing suppliers, distributors and other partners that share your commitment to creating a better world and adhere to clearly defined social and environmental standards.
Carefully Curated Products When it comes to the products we pick for our online shop, One Twine, we make every effort to ensure that they’re good for your home, your wallet and the planet. Working with a wide variety of brands, we only select items that make it through our screening process. Using nine different…