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Recyclebank and Ziploc Debut Recycling Rewards Program in Corpus Christi, Texas

Written by Recyclebank
Published: February 11, 2011

NEW YORK CITY—FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 2011—Recyclebank®, the sustainable action platform that motivates individuals to make a collective impact on the environment, in partnership with the Ziploc® Brand, has kicked off a curbside recycling rewards program in Corpus Christi, Texas. As part of a larger initiative to encourage and inspire families to recycle and make a difference in their communities, Recyclebank and Ziploc have teamed up with city officials to establish single-stream recycling and partnerships with local and national businesses to reward Corpus Christi citizens for taking small steps to improve the environment. A series of recycling education events at local H-E-B Supermarkets in Corpus Christi will kick off the program on Saturday, Feb. 12, and Sunday, Feb. 13. Recyclebank and Ziploc will be on hand to educate residents on recycling best practices, answer questions on the program and register families so they can immediately start getting rewarded for their green actions. Residents are also encouraged to drop off clean and dry Ziploc Brand Sandwich, Freezer and Storage Bags at in-store collection bins to recycle and earn rewards.

“The City of Corpus Christi is proud to partner with Recyclebank and Ziploc to bring this valuable recycling rewards program to local households. This is an innovative way to increase recycling, stimulate our local economy, and reduce our impact on the environment,” said Corpus Christi Mayor Joe Adame. “Together, we can encourage residents to help make Corpus Christi a greener and more sustainable city, and reward them for their efforts along the way.”

Ziploc is sponsoring the expansion of Recyclebank’s impactful rewards-for-recycling platform into enough new U.S. communities to keep approximately the same amount of other wasteincluding glass, metals, paper and plasticout of landfills as the amount of potential waste, measured by weight, generated by Ziploc. As the first city to benefit from this new partnership, Corpus Christi hopes to increase recycling participation of its residents through incentives from Recyclebank and Ziploc®.

Recyclebank has a proven track record of success, helping to double—in some cases, triple—recycling rates in hundreds of diverse communities across the United States and United Kingdom. The Corpus Christi Recycles program uses Smart Carts to track household participation. Each time a household recycles, the amount is recorded by route and converted into Recyclebank Points, which can be redeemed at for rewards from hundreds of national and local businesses in more than 10 categories, including automotive, beauty and health, beverages, entertainment, food and grocery, restaurants, and sports and recreation.

“At Recyclebank, we believe in the power of individual actions. We’ve seen how monumental the collective impact can be when members of local communities, government and businesses work together,” said Recyclebank CEO Jonathan Hsu. “We’re thrilled to kick off our recycling expansion partnership with Ziploc in Corpus Christi. Together, we can enable people to take small steps that make a huge impact on their communities, local economies and the planet.”

“Families trust Ziploc Brand products as a resource to get more out of their daily lives, and we know these families, like us, are committed to doing the right thing for the environment,” says John Peoples, Director-Home Storage, SC Johnson. “From offering recyclable products to diverting other waste from landfills through increased curbside recycling, our goal is to keep waste out of landfills—by working together, we can make a bigger impact than on our own.”

For information on Corpus Christi Recycles, and locations and details of the recycling education events, please visit

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Recyclebank is the leading environmental social platform that realizes the collective impact of individual action. Through its digital offerings and partnerships with municipalities, haulers, small businesses and corporate brands, Recyclebank incentivizes green actions with points that can be redeemed for discounts and rewards. By educating, engaging and empowering its community online and offline, Recyclebank aims to encourage a more sustainable lifestyle by increasing household recycling, reducing household energy usage and motivating individuals and communities to take other environmentally preferred actions. 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



SC Johnson is a family-owned and managed business dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, and MR. MUSCLE®. The 125-year-old company, with more than $8 billion in sales, employs approximately 12,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world.



Ziploc® Brand Bags and Containers are not formulated with BPA and provide smart, quality solutions that help families get more out of the things they do every day. Ziploc® Brand products are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and seals with suggested retail prices ranging from $1.09 to $4.59. Ziploc® Brand products are available in grocery, mass merchandise and drug stores nationwide.

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