An app to improve consumer recycling to rescue the industry and save our planet.
Of the more than 2 billion tons of municipal solid waste that is produced worldwide each year, only an estimated 13.5% of a possible 75% is recycled
Recycling contamination is pervasive and roughly 1 in 4 items placed in a recycling container is actually not recyclable, causing more harm than good
62% of people are confused on the proper
way to recycle
Recycling by the Numbers
billion tons of municipal solid waste
of recyclables actually recycled
increase in recycling contamination
million tons of CO2 emissions generated by landfills
RecycleRight is a mobile application that facilitates and simplifies the recycling process for users who would like to recycle,
but either find the process to be too difficult, or do not know the proper regulations for recycling in their area.
- Object recognition technology identifies whether object is recyclable
- AR technology details bin specific recycling information using special RecycleRight sticker
- Detailed info
- Identifies location specific disposal centers
Victoria (Tori) Hagenlocker
I am passionate about environmental preservation and see it as one of the most pressing problems facing my generation. The viability of our planet demands immediate action. RecycleRight started as a school project designed to encourage students to be more mindful of how they were impacting the environment around them. I was discouraged by how many people lacked basic knowledge about recycling. By applying computer science and new technologies, I wanted to educate others and foster responsible and eco-friendly behaviors to improve the effectiveness of community recycling programs and to reduce the impact of waste on our environment.