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How can I join WASTED?
You should subscribe here - it takes just a few moments. Then you will receive a startup-kit the way you requested it (either picking it up at the WASTED studio (Gedempt Hamerkanaal 139, inside Chateau Amsterdam building); getting it delivered to your address; or picking it up at Huis van de Wijk ‘De Meeuw’ in Motorwal, 300. The startup-kit will contain all the required information, with WASTED bags. If you have it, you can start separating.
Can I be a WASTED neighbor if I don’t have a smartphone?
Everyone is encouraged to take part in WASTED reward system. That means if you don’t have a smartphone, find people that do and create a group account. Invite your neighbors, your friends, relatives to become the main protagonists in transformative recycling culture.
What do I do if I run out of WASTED bags?
For every 10 coins received on your account you will get new bags delivered to your address. If we are late or something went wrong, you can pick up your bags at our headquarter at Gedempt Hamerkanaal 139, Amsterdam Noord or on Wednesday at Huis van de Wijk ‘De Meeuw’ in Motorwal 300. Just send an email to email@example.com first, so we make sure we are ready to welcome you with a cup of good coffee or tea. If you are not able to come by, we can send them to your house address.
Why should I scan the QR code and upload the picture of my bag every time I throw away the waste bag?
This might seem an additional effort, but only by having the picture of your bag, the WASTED team can keep a track of how many bags you have submitted. As every bag equals 1 coin, when you login to the website you can see how many coins you have earned and what rewards you can redeem.
What do I do if I forget my password / username?
Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org we will get back to you immediately.
Where should I through away the WASTED bag full of separated plastic/paper/glass/textiles?
We use already existing city infrastructure. WASTED QR codes are located on the standard recycling points, exactly where you should through away your separated waste.
What should I know before separating plastic?
First of all, always put your plastic in a WASTED bag. It is important that plastic packaging is empty and as clean as possible – the most committed separators rinse the plastic before separating. Rinsing the plastic helps the guys at the recycling center to separate more efficiently.
How much should one plastic bag weight to get a coin?
1 bag of plastic approximately weighs 0.8 kg = 1coin
What should I know before separating paper and carton?
First, the paper that you separate should be dry and clean.
How much should one paper bag weight to get a coin?
1 bag of paper approximately weighs 1.3 kg = 1 coin
What should I know before separating textile?
Keep in mind that textiles, which you separate, could be damaged, but they should be clean (no oil- or paint stains) and dry.
How much should one bag of textile weight to get a coin?
1 bag of textile approximately weights 4,5 kg = 1 coin