Starting this month, people living in Costa Rica have the opportunity to earn virtual cash for simply recycling. Numerous businesses throughout the country, from movie theaters to restaurants, have teamed up to redeem “Ecolones” for discounts, coupons and other prizes.
The initiative seeks to promote the culture of at-home recycling among residents and give more value to reclaimable wastes, in addition to fortifying Costa Rica’s eco-friendly identity.
Commonly trashed items can be exchanged for Ecolones at sites within the initiative’s collection network.
How to earn:
Countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Spain and Chile already have similar reward systems in place for recycling.
Recycle, otherwise you’re throwing away money!