RECICLOS: this is the app that revolutionizes the way of recycling with prizes

recycling app that rewards you for recycling

We only have one planet, and we must take care of it for our well-being and that of future generations. That is why projects and platforms like RECICLOS, committed to the environment and recycling in this case. 

Specifically, it is based on an SDR system, i.e. Return and Reward System, thus rewarding citizens committed to recycling and a much more sustainable life. RECYCLES will allow you to earn those rewards with the simple, and oh so positive, act of recycling cans and plastic beverage bottles. That easy.

RECICLOS and its SDR system

recycles reward system

Ecoembes has been the one behind this SDR system, which is a evolution in the current model of recycling that, despite the fact that many people already recycle, there are still some who are somewhat reluctant to do so. 

The SDR system is also innovative, including the mobile device technology as base. The incentives can range from contributions to NGOs, to raffles for bicycles, electric scooters, public transport tickets, etc., that is, everything is also related to a more sustainable society. 

RECICLOS seeks that all this waste that would end up in the garbage to pollute and not be used, now has a new opportunity to serve through the recycling and reuse of the plastics and metals in these containers. 

And if you are interested in RECICLOS, say that it is already present in several municipalities of all the CC.AA. of the country, changing the habits of citizens for a better world, you can check if RECICLOS has reached your city on its website And, to work, it is incorporating a technology in the yellow containers so that citizens can deposit their cans and plastic bottles of drinks there and that through the app available for iOS and Android, these incentives can be obtained. 

They are also installing RECICLOS machines in other places, such as transport stations, shopping and leisure centers, etc., so that citizens can recycle also when they are out From home. 

How does SDR work?


RECICLOS works in a very easy and comfortable way thanks to new technologies. The first thing is to download the free app RECYCLES on your mobile device:

As for the operation of the SDR, it is quite simple once you have installed the app on your mobile device, and you only need 5 steps

  1. Open the RECYCLES app on your mobile device. 
  2. Scan the barcode of the beverage can or plastic bottle with the RECYCLES app.
  3. Deposit the container in a container where you want to recycle, either a yellow one or a RECICLOS machine.
  4. Scan the QR of the container or machine.
  5. Earn points and exchange them for sustainable or social incentives. 

Points Earned

once you go accumulating points, you can use them for social or sustainability purposes, to take care of society and/or the environment. And it is that the points can be exchanged for donations for NGOs, public transport tickets, raffles for mobility vehicles without emissions, improvements in neighborhoods, etc. 

Why choose RECYCLES?

One of the reasons to use RECYCLES is that it is supported by new technologies, adapting to the new times and making the whole process more direct and easy. Also for the social and sustainability purposes that are being supported, and the benefit of encouraging the recycling of cans and plastic bottles. 

But there is more, like that behind this SDR there is a institution like Ecoembes, which can be trusted and who have been trying for a long time to leave a better world and change the way of life of many people in our country. And it is created by The Circular Lab, the open innovation center of this institution and developed with 100% Spanish technology. 

On the other hand, this is also in line with the recycling targets set by the European Union, which are becoming more and more ambitious and an extra commitment from everyone is needed to fulfill them.

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