It's incredible, with all the STUFF we have in the Developed World that we can't reuse more of it. We picked a narrow focus. Reusing toys - specifically plastic ones - because plastic lasts a LONG time and we have way too much of it in the ocean. Enter Plastix - a toy reUse app.
What it does
PlastX provides a platform for Families (Users) to share clean, non-broken, unwanted toys with other families. It also asks the User (aka adult family member) to electronically sign a pledge to stop buying new plastic toys.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We gave it go at our first Hackathon!
What I learned
Trying to include hardware with a software project takes extra time.
What's next for PlastX
We hope to anonymize the user contact info and provide a way for Users to remove listed toys that have already gone on to a new home