Your App to Recycle Packaging
What if recycling had a prize? With RECICLOS we have managed to reward the recycling of beverage cans and bottles by incorporating blockchain technology. Using an app, the barcodes of the containers are scanned and RECICLOS tokens are delivered to indicate that they have been recycled. Within the app, a Marketplace has also been developed in which tokens can be exchanged for raffle entries or donations to sustainable and environmental projects.
From 2021 until the present date
What do we do?
The objectives in terms of packaging recycling are very ambitious and in order to meet them, strategies must continue to be carried out to encourage it. Under this need, Ecoembes (a non-profit entity that carries out packaging recycling in Spain), launched the challenge of digitizing and rewarding recycling in an open innovation call.
Blue Room Innovation presented the first RECICLOS MVP and we developed the idea by implementing successful pilot tests in 4 municipalities. After observing that the initiative improved the indicators, the project has continued to progress and today has half a million users.
The RECICLOS ecosystem is made up of an app for Android and IOS, the RECICLOS machines and other devices such as the RECICLOS hoop. Blue Room Innovation has created both the front and back of the application and has carried out all the connection tasks with the rest of the Ecoembes ecosystem.
We have created a scanner for these two data sources. The application recognizes barcodes and detects whether the scanned containers are suitable for delivering RECICLOS. Thanks to the scanning of QR codes installed in the containers of the municipalities that use RECICLOS and in RECICLOS machines, it is possible to verify that the user is recycling containers in a container or machine.
Different systems are being tested to scan the container in the container and not with a scanner in the app on the user's phone. In this sense, the dynamic to recycle has been created with the RECICLOS containers, which incorporate a ring that reads the container before it is thrown. This hoop is also connected to the app.
Marketplace giveaways are created and executed using smartcontracts on the blockchain network. This allows you to carry out an infinite number of draws quickly, instantly and without the need to incorporate a notary into the equation.
The RECICLOS token is created and transferred over the CircularTrust.
Citizens can recycle containers in the RECICLOS machines installed in public places and companies. These machines connect with the application and also deliver points that can be exchanged in the Marketplace, often exclusively for the company.
Partners and Future
The Blue Room Innovation team is a technology and innovation partner for the RECICLOS project. We constantly work to continue evolving RECICLOS and adapting it to the challenges of the future. Both the members of the development team and the innovation and consulting team constantly collaborate and participate in the scaling of the project and its day-to-day operations.
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