More than 80% of waste generated in Africa goes uncollected and less than 9% of collected waste is recycled, this leads to poor sanitation in major countries which lead to disease outbreaks. The ones most affected are children and those in marginalised communities. With this issue at hand I came up with BD Waste Recovery Platform that allows exchange of waste between stakeholders by connecting waste generators to waste collectors and recyclers.
I used Adobe XD for building the prototype but the challenge now is building a full functional app for use.
For now we piloted the offline version where we were able to facilitate the collection and recycling of 120 tonnes of plastic and household waste.
More garbage has increased due to this crisis because people dispose things after using them only one time, so this app will be a solution of the future.