Organized by: Kathryn Hurley
EVENT DATE May 28, 2015
More people would recycle on the go if they knew how and if they knew where. The database available to public of all the recycle points is incomplete, inefficient, and not readily accessible for mobile use. There are both environmental and economic effects for humans, animals, plants, and agriculture in a society that does not prioritize recycling. The environmental effects include surface water contamination, soil contamination, and pollution. Some of the economic effects include lost revenue from municipalities that are not able to reap the benefits of recycling and composting systems. They have to spend money in other municipalities and eventually the costs flow to the public. Intellibins will be an important step in building a recycling ecosystem that will make it easier for local government, business, and citizens to use technology to recycle and gather data about recycling.