Map of Nigeria with points of interest for LafargeHolcim such as construction sites and cement factories.
Two routes for truck drivers to complete deliveries between construction sites and a cement factory.
The submission form for the public to report pickup locations for construction waste or plastic waste.
Closer look at the map.
Following the famous quote "One man's trash is another man's treasure.", we leverage the power of crowd-sourcing to bridge the gap between economic realities and sustainability goals. We optimize already existing truck networks to transport waste materials on their empty load trips, leading to a more sustainable tomorrow.
What it does
We’re using crowd-sourcing in order to locate plastic waste (PW) as well as construction and demolition waste (CDW). Anyone can add a local waste spot to our web app by making an entry and providing details like amount, and optionally supply a picture.
We then optimize the routing of trucks delivering construction materials to traverse pick-up spots for the trash on their empty-load trips.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Solving the dynamic adding of new waste locations and making the routing for the trucks as time- and cost-efficient as possible was our biggest challenge.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We managed to get a running prototype and deployed our web-app.
What we learned
Communication, Teamwork and how to distribute work in an efficient manner with a team of five people.
What's next for Garbage_Collector
Take over the trash of the world.