Today RecycleBank was recognized by the United Nations Environment Program as a 2009 Champion of the Earth for its development of economic models that provide incentives for people to take positive green action.
This is recognition is given by the United Nations each year to seven individuals or companies from around the world for their environmental stewardship.
RecycleBank provides dollar incentives to households and businesses to recycle. The more they recycle, the more dollar awards they receive.
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In Philadelphia, the RecycleBank program succeeded in tripling the amount of recyclables collected.
The only other Pennsylvania environmental program to receive United Nations recognition was the PA Senior Environment Corps in 1999 when it was added to the Global Honor Roll of 500. (click here for more.)