“In 6 short months after our launch at MIT, we have been able to launch programs at Tufts, Northeastern , Harvard, and Brandeis University and have engaged over 2,000 recyclers to participate in our new program. This is just the beginning of diverting the over 8 million tons of bottles and cans from the landfill” said Shanker CEO of Greenbean.
“The Greenbean Machine is a wonderful enhancement to the Tufts Recycles! Program. We are only starting to scratch the surface of the machine’s ability to promote recycling through incentives such as financial rebates, social media influence, and charitable contributions.”
As a thank you, the company is launching new recycling challenges and promotions where students can win even more cash from sponsors sponsoring “winner takes all” challenges, earn double the value with 10 cent recycling days and recycle to win an IPAD.
Boloco, ZipCar, & Honest Tea are current challenge sponsors. Greenbean is seeking more socially conscious sponsors for future challenges.
About Greenbean Recycle
Greenbean is a software technology company and they are dedicated to transforming recycling from a boring chore into a fun and rewarding experience through gamification, where students create teams, compete against each other, and participate in recycling challenges in real time. Greenbean’s platform combines real time statistics, social media and a unique paperless system allowing the 5 cent refund to be deposited directly to PayPal, as Student ID cash, or as a donation to charity.
The company was recently chosen as one of the semi-finalists in the 2012 MIT 100K Business Plan Competition, a 2010 MassChallenge Finalist and nominated as one of the Top 12 innovators by the Boston Globe in The Globe 100.
For more information or to schedule an interview with Greenbean Recycle’s Founder and CEO, Shanker Sahai, please call 617 702 2181. To inquire about advertising or sponsorship opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org