The seeds of Recyclebank were sown back in 2002 when two Philadelphia high school mates Patrick Fitzgerald and Ron Gonen decided to try and encourage local residents to do good things for the planet.

Since setting up their recycling rewards programme, Patrick and Ron have added another 4 million members to their cause and boosted recycling rates in more than 300 communities across America.

Recyclebank’s goal is to inspire smarter choices for a more sustainable future, believing that individual actions such as increasing recycling, consuming and disposing of products in a more environmentally responsible way can help to make a positive impact on the planet.