Inspired by the New York City GoGreen team

What it does:

  • Classifies your recyclables by plastic/glass/cans/cardboard/compost/trash and sorts them to the specific category.
  • A live tracker counts whatever is being "recycled"/uploaded

How we built it:

  • Front-end: HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Back-end: Django and Google Cloud Vision API

Challenges we ran into:

  • API credentials
  • Couldn't get the data using the API
  • Tried various platform to implement machine learning, but we weren't able to implement it into our website.

Accomplishments that we're proud of:

  • Implemented Machine Learning in our website
  • Getting the API to work

What we learned:

  • Learned to be more eco-friendly
  • How to use Google Cloud API.

What's next for iRecycle:

  • Use this technology in an actual garbage bin
  • Using an Arduino or any hardware device to help sort the recyclables to their respective bins.
  • Display the live tracker in the bin to encourage citizens to recycle their materials
  • Use a camera in the bin to sort the materials

Categories :

  • Best Hack for Social Good
  • Best NYC Hack
  • Best Educational Hack
  • Best use of Google Cloud

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