Bower: Recycle & get rewarded

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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.


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!


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.


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.


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


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


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.

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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
Mar 17, 2023

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.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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2.23K reviews
Roukia Lee
January 1, 2023
I cannot convert my points to money anymore. The page does not load when I choose to convert. It does not show the different values, only my points at the top is displayed. Not sure if it's because of the latest update, but I can't seem to make it work even after reloading the app.
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January 2, 2023
Hi! Im sorry for this problem. We have now fixed that and it should work as usual. Thank you for your patience. If there is any problem in the future please contact and we will help you. Kind regards
Anna WJ
February 20, 2021
The idea is great, the app works fine for me. The only thing that I miss is a widget allowing to come directly to the scan mode. It is really discouraging, if every time you want to pre-scan sth you have to open the app, go into scan mode and confirm that you are not close to a recycling station and want only to pre-scan a package!
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March 5, 2021
Hej, stort tack för bra feedback! Jag håller helt med dig! Det är på ingång. Håll ut!
james Elliott
January 15, 2023
I it's been scanning my bins now for a week I still have no points or anything even after u took multiple pictures
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January 18, 2023
Hi! If your station is rejected your scanning packages will go back to your pawnbag. When you recycle at approved station you will get your points. If you have any questions please reach us at

What's new

Do you love it when you get extra points? You’ll be pleasantly surprised the next time you scan a product from one of our partners. Extra points = extra pretty!

We update Bower regularly. If you ever have issues, try downloading the latest version, or contact us through the help center in the app.