Novel mobile application system for implementation of an eco-incentive scheme

Huang, H. ORCID: 0000-0003-0588-2279, Su, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-9541-8869 and Peng, W. ORCID: 0000-0002-7408-8207, 2022. Novel mobile application system for implementation of an eco-incentive scheme. Sustainability, 14 (5): 3055.

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In order to incentivise consumers' sustainable consumption, a mobile application system is de-veloped to implement an eco-incentive scheme, in which eco-credits are awarded to consumers, who recycle and reuse end-of-life products, and they can use the eco-credits for discount in shopping, exchange with museum/theatre tickets, and donation for tree planting. In this paper, the related concept and eco-incentive scheme are introduced first, then the infrastructure of the mobile application system is presented, and the system development is detailed. The mobile system in-frastructure consists of three layers: database server, communication and integration, and four functional modules including user registration and login, obtain eco-credits, spend/donate eco-credits, and view eco-credit history. Multiple mobile development techniques are utilised to implement the mobile application system. A case study was conducted, demonstrating that the mobile application for eco-incentive can efficiently support consumers to recycle the products and manage their reward records. The literature review and user survey revealed that there has not been a mobile application system with the eco-incentive functions of the mobile App presented in this paper, which indicates the novelty of this research.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Sustainability
Creators: Huang, H., Su, D. and Peng, W.
Publisher: MDPI AG
Date: 5 March 2022
Volume: 14
Number: 5
Rights: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 14 Mar 2022 14:36
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2022 14:36

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