Waste sorting is a process that has been around for centuries. The goal is to divide wastes into different categories in order to reduce waste and improve recycling and composting to have a cleaner and livable environment for present and future generations. However, a lot of people have been struggling to distinguish between different categories of sorting that their city has provided for them in public. This confusion has caused people to put their trash into whatever category which can result in endangering the environment. Personally, I always have difficulty in knowing which trash bin I'm supposed to put my trash in. To solve this dilemma, I have made this project that recognizes your waste and sorts it into its corresponding category.
What it does
Compsotify provides an Incentivised platform for you to encourage recycling via incentives. It provides you with points on recycling items, and also a monthly goal to recycle enough items. It also utilizes AI technology to identify items that can or cannot be recycled. Finally, it also gives you location of trusted recycling plants around you
How I built it
Using Google's Inception V3 and compostnet
Challenges I ran into
Its hugely problematic to run training without proper cloud clusters. I could only do it because of mya access to one of them. Also had trouble with a lot of python packages and time constraints
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Its running! Detecting them properly
What I learned
Never trust old python libraries and dependencies. And also.....get a team in hackathon...and not miss deadline
What's next for Compstify
Inception V5 Feedback Loop get the compost locations dynamically
Log in or sign up for Devpost to join the conversation.