Bower: Recycle & get rewarded

3.6
3.82K reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Bower is a world-unique app where you can recycle all your packaging that has a barcode and get cash-back while simultaneously helping the climate.

The purpose of the app is to scan the barcodes on packaging and be rewarded for the work you do. At the same time we provide you with a clear picture of the exact amount of carbon dioxide emissions that you save and what that actually means for our climate.

Our vision is a world where all packaging has a value, so it isn’t thrown away with the garbage or out in nature, but instead ends up where they should.

HOW DO I RECYCLE WITH BOWER?

1. Scan and sort your packaging at home.

2. Find your nearest recycling station or register your own in the app.

3. Go to your nearest recycling station, open your Bower-recycle bag and select "recycle packaging".

4. Then throw all packaging in the correct container. Nice work!

WHERE CAN I RECYCLE?

You can recycle at any public recycling station. If the station isn’t recorded in the app, you can add it yourself and get rewards. You can also add personal recycling stations if you have access to multi-compartment containers, environmental rooms or optibags from home.

WHAT DO I GAIN FROM RECYCLING WITH BOWER?

1. Cashback

At present, you can withdraw money vouchers every month. You can transfer the money vouchers to your bank account or donate to charity. You can donate the value to most organisations, which cover the development and well-being of people, animals and nature. There is certainly something in the list of organisations that your heart is a little extra passionate about.

2. Coupons

The Bower-points can be redeemed for exclusive coupons. Some coupons can be used in physical stores and some can be used online. The coupons are valid for a couple of months, so you have plenty of time to use them. A coupon cannot be combined with other offers.

3. Understand your personal impact on the environment

You see how much carbon dioxide you save the environment and what it actually means.

WHAT PRODUCTS ARE POSSIBLE TO RECYCLE?

You can recycle all products with a barcode with the Bower app!

WHO FINANCES CASH-BACK?

Thanks to our collaboration with over 130 brands such as Dove, Capri-sun, Hellmann's, we can offer a deposit on all packaging.

WHY IS THERE A DAILY LIMIT FOR MULTIPLE SCANS OF THE SAME PACKAGING?

If you have two or more packages of the same item, you only get points for one package the same day. This is a rule because packages of the same item have the same bar code and today we cannot tell if you have several packages or scan the same package several times. If you want to get points for all packages of the same item, you can scan one per day, but the amount of carbon dioxide emissions you save on the planet is always tracked for all packages - with or without points.

NOTE ON GPS SUPPORT

Bower depends on GPS for finding recycling stations close to you and to start the scanner which you'll use to deposit your packages. In some devices, the GPS does not work properly and Bower will not work effectively. If you have problems with the app not finding your position or the scanner isn't starting, please try to update the operating system to the most recent version. There are some devices which have consistently poor performance with no known remedies.

Terms of Use: https://getbower.com/en/terms-of-use
Privacy Policy: https://getbower.com/en/private-policy

Currently, you can only use the Bower app to recycle packaging in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, UK and Los Angeles.

Do as 400,000+ users → download the Bower app and start making money from recycling today!
Updated on
Apr 16, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 4 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 7 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.5
3.78K reviews
Didi Slavov
January 20, 2024
Recently discovered and downloaded the Bower app, thought it was a great idea overall until the time when I wanted to redeem and wanted my bank account. I really don't feel comfortable disclosing my bank account information if I had one. I hope you think about putting PayPal or gift cards as options for payment, otherwise I would have to uninstall it unfortunately., and that would be disappointing, because I like the app.
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Bower
January 22, 2024
Hi Didi. Thanks for your feedback! We use Trustly for safer payments, authorized by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. No registration is needed, and we don't store bank account info. More details: https://help.getbower.com/en/articles/5075281-withdraw-cash. Plus, we're working on adding more coupons as well. 🌟
EYGmnFvPPgwo EUTgzTYCjyTjU
September 19, 2022
A bit invasive of my privacy. After latest update my location had to be turned on at home, not just only at the recycling station. I get the fraud prevention angle. But there is no mention of this under the section about the kinds of data this app may collect and share. The location collection could easily be avoided with "Fake GPS" or similar app but the behavior is not acceptable for me. I abandoned my collected points and uninstalled. Idea is nice though and I will follow this app.
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Bower
October 24, 2022
Hi! Thank you for your feedback and sorry to hear that you are disappointed. We appreciate all feedback that we get. Kind regards
adele brown
March 15, 2024
A waste of time. I'm not earning any points because they haven't verified and approved my recycling location. Which is just a photo of my bins. I've messaged them twice and they've IGNORED every message. So can't even use the app. Their customer service and the app is a joke!!!
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What's new

We've fine-tuned the scanning function to make your experience even better! Now, the product cards no longer get stuck—they automatically disappear after a while. The countdown on each card now adjusts based on the amount of information, so you have all the time you need. Want to keep a card on the screen a bit longer? No problem, just press it to pause the countdown. And yes, you can still close the cards manually if you prefer.