Rank: 2nd Runner up
Industry: Green Technology
Track: Social Entrepreneurship Track
CanBank is a machine which allows users to exchange their used beverage cans or plastic bottles for phone credit or discounts on services. CanBank offers instant gratification for users, while at the same time helps to keep the street clean. CanBank can easily be added in schools (with customizable rewards), universities, clubs or supermarkets to encourage recycling and be a better way of collecting solid waste. It’s developed by ZeroPrime Technologies, an Egyptian startup that develops smart sustainable cities infrastructure and currently focusing on applying autonomous waste management solutions.