We have introduced a system to support Charlotte’s transition to the circular economy by partnering smart technology with innovative programming.
This system eliminates single use plastic bags by using a universal smart bag and reward system.
How it works:
Individuals purchase a SmartC tag (to affix to their own bag) or SmartC bag. They opt in by downloading Envision Charlotte’s app and registering their SmartC tag or SmartC bag by scanning the QR code.
When participants take their now SmartC bag into any participating retailer they will be rewarded with points and the knowledge that they have reduced the amount of single use bags in the world.
SmartC Recycling (Recycling Revolution)
This is a new approach to recycling by using a smart bag, a reward system, and individual accountability.
How it works:
Individuals can opt into recycling certain materials like plastic drinking bottles and aluminum cans. They opt in by downloading Envision Charlotte’s app and register for and request a Smart bag for plastic bottles and/or aluminum cans. Once they receive their bag, they scan the QR coded tag and register their bag via the app. Once the bag is full, they request pickup via the app. The full bag is picked up and a new empty bag is dropped off.
The bag is taken to a processing center where it is checked in, reviewed to ensure the materials are correct and clean. Points are then awarded via app.