Building recycling programs often achieve dismal results, with the average consumable recycling rate below 30% nationally. The reason is simple: tenants don’t know how to recycle or why they should care. RecycleTracker solves this problem by providing the building with real numbers on a daily basis through a scale tracking app, and delivers the results to tenants with tips on recycling properly, a leaderboard showing individual tenant results, and a comparison to building-wide goals. The result is better recycling rates, reduced waste hauling fees, and a cleaner environment.
Link to the Sustainable Chicago 2015 Action Agenda:
The project is related to one of the seven sustainability categories included in the action agenda, Waste and Recycling.