Tell me more about Scrapp
Scrapp is a green-tech start-up on a mission to make recycling simple. We remove the barriers for anyone to make the most sustainable purchase decisions and deliver personalized guidance at the point of disposal. Scrapp combines the latest packaging and product information with insights from those who collect and reprocess the materials, to enable our community to learn about best practices, simply by scanning the barcode.
With a quick scan, Scrapp will inform the user exactly how to dispose of a product’s packaging correctly according to their local authority’s recycling rules. By connecting people, communities and brands with the global supply chain, we can minimise contamination at the source and kickstart a circular economy that begins at the bin.
Where does the name Scrapp come from?
It’s a play on the words ‘scrap’ and ‘app’. Originally, it also stood for Sustainable Consolidation of Recycled Aluminium, Plastic, and Paper – but we decided that was too much of a mouthful!
How does it work?
We’ve worked hard to create a packaging category system, that has been verified by industry professionals. This forms the basis of our recycling guidance. We then work with local authorities to incorporate their specific recycling rules. Each time you scan a barcode, we use your location (with your permission) to provide recycling guidance that applies to you and your local area.
How does Scrapp help make recycling a habit?
We understand that recycling isn’t always as easy as it should be. It can also seem like each person’s impact doesn’t make a difference – so why bother at all?
Well, we’re here to tell you that your impact does matter, and we aim to prove it to you. By tracking your progress over time, you can see exactly how much waste you’re diverting from landfill, saving carbon emissions, and helping to fight climate change.
With Scrapp, your efforts are rewarded. Each scan gains points, and these points can be utilised to redeem in-app perks, receive crazy discounts off products from your favourite eco-brands, and even be pooled together to donate real $$$’s to a variety of charitable causes.
I’m not tech-savvy, will I struggle?
No – its easy peasy! The layout should seem familiar to some of your other favourite apps. We’ve designed Scrapp to be as simple as possible. Just scan the barcode and Scrapp will handle the rest.
When you open Scrapp for the first time, you will be offered a short walkthrough – to start on the right foot.
When will it be ready?
We are aiming to begin early testing over Christmas, with a Beta planned for Spring 2021. Join our newsletter for early access and to be notified as soon as public versions are made available.
Will Scrapp be available in my area?
Our aim is to provide Scrapp’s coverage to our community around the globe.
In the meantime, we will be carrying out tests in the UK and US. We will be releasing more information about other countries and locations soon after.
Can I get involved?
Do you have ideas for how to improve the app? A killer feature you’d love to see? An event you’d like to organise or attend? A pro tip to share? Or want to join our team? Shoot us a message. We are always hunting for ways to make Scrapp better.
Applications for our ambassador program will begin shortly. We are seeking those who are passionate about sustainability and would like to represent Scrapp in their area.