The climate crisis.
What it does
Helps people track emissions by making it easy to calculate what different products will release into the atmosphere. The user scans a barcode, when scanned the ingredient list is found, and from this an estimate of the co2 content.
The carbon consumption of each user is tracked to help them reduce emissions.
How we built it
In Python, Flask and React. Using Open Food Facts and a range of academic sources for Carbon Emissions data.
Challenges we ran into
Finding suitable data for the project - difficult to find and compile in a worthwhile way. Companies do not want to make it easy to know the impact of the products you are buying.
A feature which suggests more eco-friendly alternatives to ingredients was unfortunately not ready on time but exists in the back end.