The Benefits

App based
Uses existing
All in one recycling
Track individual

The future for deposit reward schemes

Reward4Waste is an all-in digital DRS solution, delivering many benefits.

App based, enhancing existing infrastructure, capturing all packaging types and sizes, eliminating fraud and tracking provenance are just some of the benefits Reward4Waste brings.

Our simple infographics highlight them all.

Not just for drinks

Reward4Waste is an all-in solution, capturing all recyclable packaging and textiles of different shapes, materials and sizes.

Plastic, HDPE, tin, glass, cardboard and textiles…

Unique innovation

Using the latest blockchain and AI technology to eliminate fraud and drive consumer behavioural change.

Patent pending unique technology giving a superior edge.

Data and insights

From who, where, when, what, and what with. There are huge opportunities to help understand consumer behaviour, brands and recycling.

Tracking your impact as an organisation and individual.

Loyalty schemes

The app can help increase recycling and drive consumer loyalty through targeted marketing by brands and retailers, across a specific brand, product line or whole organisation.

Rewarding good recycling behaviour.


At any time producers can track and trace individual packaging and products, identifying where it is in the circular economy.

Circularity, transparency and traceability.

Consumer convenience

Reward4Waste is an app based Digital DRS offering ultimate convenience and simplicity.

Recycle at home, on-the-go, OTC or in a Smart Bin.

Keeping things simple

An all-in digital DRS that enhances existing waste infrastructure and eliminates fraud through blockchain.

So consumers can recycle at point of consumption.

Hearts and minds

The app engages with consumers, educating and rewarding good recycling behaviour, sharing values and building loyalty.

Winning hearts and minds.

Eliminating fraud

Our technology ensures that people can only claim their deposit once on any recycle. This eliminates large scale fraud and bad recycling behaviour (trying to claim refund more than once).

Retailer convenience

Many retailers can’t facilitate RVM’s in their stores, or accept returned bottles over the counter.

With Reward4Waste people don’t have to come into store to return and be rewarded.

Created to succeed

When DRS is introduced, we don’t want to make recycling so hard for people so that returns are low but profits are high.

Reward4Waste enables people to be brilliant recyclers.

Doing good

Everyone wants to do one thing a day that makes them feel good – right?

Reward4Waste allows users to redeem or donate to charity, raising money for good causes one recycled item at a time.

Proof of concept
from a successful trial

We are delighted that our first public trial in Whitehead, NI ran seamlessly with existing waste infrastructure.

The trial was run in collaboration with Bryson Recycling and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, with proud support from Spar, Britvic Ireland, PepsiCo and Encirc, and is being independently assessed by Queens University Belfast.

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1. Transforming consumer behaviour around recycling – the app will incentivise and reward consumers for recycling, whilst having the ability to engage and provide clarity over recycling

2. Bringing incremental economic value through the recycled and re-used packaging – a true circular economy

3. Immutable, secure and auditable – tracking packaging end to end

4. Capturing data and insights over time to understand consumer behaviour around recycling

5. Ability to use Reward4Waste within existing waste management and recycling infrastucture

6. Reward4Waste offers a real chance to accelerate change and make a positive difference

Demanding social and legislative obligations relating to sustainable development and responsible consumption means our stakeholders range from national and local government, through manufacturers to retailers and waste companies and ultimately consumers. Many stakeholders are already pre-disposed to deliver on this global agenda with both government and manufactures under increasing pressure to deliver change.

When established and embedded into existing waste management and recycling infrastructure, the Reward4Waste platform will provide governments with a vital economic instrument to influence, including tracking and influencing recycling behaviour as well as purchasing behaviour. Reward4Waste offers a real chance for governments to accelerate change.

We are collaborating with interested partners to trial Reward4Waste in several communities and organisations. Reward4Waste offers a real chance to accelerate change. If you would like Reward4Waste in your community, place of study or work, please get in touch at

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However, we are always interested in talking to potential investors, particularly those who can bring relevant knowledge and experience.

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There is a growing global awareness of the waste crisis; governments across the globe are under pressure to take action.

The UN Global Partnership on Marine Litter has an action plan put forward by the G7 and G20 and a resolution on marine litter and microplastics was adopted at the United Nations Environment Assembly.

The EU has set out its vision for Europe’s new plastics economy EU Member States will be obliged to reach a 90% collection rate for disposable plastic drink bottles by 2025. By 2030 all plastics packaging placed on the EU market will be recyclable or easily recycled. An EU target is in place for recycling 65% of municipal waste by 2030 and the EU has issued a directive requiring every soft drink producer to use at least 25% recycling by 2025.

Plans are in place to introduce a DRS scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by 2023 with Scotland the first to implement within the UK.

Ambitious legislative targets are being put in place; many countries will struggle to meet targets and new processes and levers need to be developed to tackle the practicality of waste management and the inertia in behavioural change.

We believe radically improving recycling is the cornerstone to turning the plastic tide. It is clear that collection, sorting and reprocessing need to improve, but in parallel having a circular system that engages and changes consumers behaviour through incentivisation is critical to the success of any solution.

Deposit return schemes (DRS) are becoming more and more common all around the world. When you purchase a drink in a plastic bottle (in some cases glass) you’ll be charged a small deposit at point of purchase. When you return the bottle for recycling, you will receive your deposit back.

How your deposit is returned to you is dependent on how the country runs their DRS. In some nations, you’ll need to return the bottle to a Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) at a superstore or other retail location. In other countries, the bottle will need to be returned to a designated recycling point (like a council run tip or waste management site). Regardless of the location, the deposit is always able to be claimed back.

The UK government has announced a DRS will be introduced in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2023, with Scotland introducing a DRS in 2022.

Reward4Waste have developed a system where deposits for beverage containers will be returned through an app that gives an instant reward or loyalty card style collection of points dependent on how the consumer wishes to be rewarded for recycling.

We are really excited about the potential of Reward4Waste, and are currently working with key stakeholders and interested parties to help bring this idea to life across the UK and beyond. Please do contact at if you would like to offer your support and involvement.

We have a big dream. At the moment we are working hard to bring Reward4Waste to market. Our recent trial in Northern Ireland provided proof of concept. Our longer term vision is to launch Reward4Waste across the UK and beyond.

Global smartphone ownership grows daily. According to recent research, in the UK 95% of all households in the UK own a mobile phone, with 78% of those using a smart phone and this number is growing fast.

Having an app based solution makes Reward4Waste easy and convenient to use, however, for those without a smart phone, there is the option to return via a registered retailer (“over the counter”).

Our solution has been formulated to work hand-in-hand with existing infrastructure such as static bins or home recycling kerbside collections – therefore minimising effort for consumers and maximising recycling rates without disadvantaging existing processes such as local government or district backed home recycling.

We believe that Blockchain technology has the potential to transform recycling behaviour. Blockchain provides a digital ledger that is a continuously growing distributed database and cryptographically secured. Blockchain offers immutability, security and is fraud proof. However, we believe in green blockchain – so that it has a low carbon footprint.

A reverse vending machine (RVM) uses technology to identify, collect and process used beverage containers for reuse or recycling.

Using the example of a standard vending machine, you insert money and receive a drink or other item in return for your money. When using a reverse vending machine, you insert an empty drinks bottle and receive money in return for recycling.

Reward4Waste works like a reverse vending machine from your phone, using the app to allow you to recycle your bottle in return for a reward. Due to the unique coding system you can only redeem the same container once (so there is no fraud).

Want to get involved?

Reward4Waste is an app that rewards you for recycling. If you are a business and want to find out more, please get in touch.