Recyclebank Named Finalist for 2012 World Technology Award

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Recyclebank Named Finalist for 2012 World Technology Award

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 9:00am

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NEW YORK, NY., October 18, 2012 / 3BL Media/ — Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals, today announced that it has been named a finalist for a prestigious World Technology Award in the Energy category. As one of eight nominees in the field, Recyclebank joins a roster of approximately 50 organizations and 100 individuals in the annual competition, deemed by the members of the World Technology Network that do the “most innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance.” The World Technology Awards have been given by the WTN since 2000 as a way to honor the most innovative individuals and organizations in science and technology in 20 categories. Nominees for the 2012 World Technology Awards were selected by the WTN membership through an intensive, global process over a period of many months. This is the second consecutive year that Recyclebank has received this prestigious nomination.

“We are honored to again be recognized by the esteemed World Technology Network for our innovative and proven approach to realizing a world where nothing is wasted,” said Jonathan Hsu, CEO of Recyclebank. “We’re optimistic that by partnering with communities, waste haulers, locally-based businesses and corporate brands, we can together mobilize people to make more small lifestyle changes that when added together create a more sustainable world.”

The WTN is a curated membership community comprised of the world’s most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields. The WTN and its members are focused on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies.

The winners of the World Technology Awards will be announced during a ceremony at the TIME & Life Building on the evening of October 23 at the close of the World Technology Summit, a two-day thought leadership conference presented by the WTN in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS, Technology Review and others.

“This year we are more eager than ever to pay tribute to the talent and innovation of our individual and corporate honorees,” said James Clark, founder and chairman of the World Technology Network. “Each year, this event gains momentum and prestige, making it the ultimate global platform to honor visionary contributions in the science and technology arenas, and we look forward to assisting Recyclebank in continuing to help create our collective future and change our world.”

This honor follows recognition earlier this year, as Recyclebank was recognized in Fast Company’s annual ranking of The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, named to the Sustainia100 at Rio+20, listed as a Global Cleantech 100 Company for the third consecutive year and received a GAwards: Best in Gamification Award in the Best Use of Gamification for Social Good category.


Recyclebank helps create a more sustainable future by rewarding people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from more than 4,000 local businesses and national brands. Through its online platform and partnerships with municipalities, haulers, small businesses and corporate brands, Recyclebank empowers individuals to make a collective impact on the environment by increasing household recycling and taking other environmentally-friendly actions. A Certified B Corporation, Recyclebank has been recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programme and for Outstanding Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Recyclebank is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit


The WTN exists to “encourage serendipity” — the happy accidents of colliding ideas and new relationships that cause the biggest breakthroughs for individuals and institutions. The WTN works to accomplish its mission through global and regional events for its members and extended audience, to help make connections among them, and to examine the likely implications and possible applications of emerging technologies.

For more information about the World Technology Network, or to attend the WTN Summit and Awards, please contact:

Beth-Ellen Keyes

Director of Events and Operations

The World Technology Network

(646) 246-1081




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