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Company typePrivate
  • Patrick FitzGerald[1]
  • Ron Gonen[1]
HeadquartersNew York, New York
Area served
Key people
Javier Flaim, Chief Executive Officer
Number of employees
180 (US)

Recyclebank is a company based in New York City that promotes recycling and environmental awareness. It provides a rewards program for various goods.[2] A Certified B Corporation, Recyclebank is headquartered in New York City.[2]


In 2001, New York City was considering cancelling its recycling program. Then Fordham Law student Patrick FitzGerald drafted a business model to financially incentivize people to recycle and allow businesses to promote sustainability.[3] In 2003, he contacted Ron Gonen, a high school friend, for assistance.[4] By 2003, the two had completed a business plan, and by 2004, began a pilot program in Philadelphia. In 2009, Recyclebank became a certified B corporation.[5]

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  1. ^ a b DeSimone, Bonnie (2006-02-21). "Rewarding Recyclers, and Finding Gold in the Garbage". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-04-30.
  2. ^ a b "Recyclebank". Retrieved 2014-07-15.
  3. ^ "Making Green from Garbage". Forbes.
  4. ^ "Saving the World for a Latte". Newsweek. 26 September 2008.
  5. ^ "B Corporation".

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