Next time someone gives you a hard time for messing around on your smartphone, let them know you aren’t just wasting time with Angry Birds or Words with Friends — you’re recycling! Preserve and Recyclebank have gotten together to create an iPhone app that locates the nearest #5 plastics recycling location. Dropping off your plastic containers gets you more than a warm and fuzzy feeling — Recyclebank gives you points that can be redeemed for discounts at other businesses.
Chelsea is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.