In Osaka, Japan the culture of waste separation and recycling is very strong. For example lids are labeled separately from cups and most households separate them appropriately. Even here though a lot of plastic falls through the cracks. The idea is to develop a smartphone app that will read labels and inform the user what the item is and - with a link to google maps - indicate where the nearest place to dispose of it is and how to get there (a database of geo-referenced disposal sites would be a nice side benefit). The app could possibly eventually also recognize items with no label (as shazam for plants works for example by photographing leaves). This app would be available in multiple languages - to ensure immigrants and tourists can also use it (understanding the actual labels on plastic products in Japan requires knowledge of Japanese). The App could be rolled out in particular at large events with many tourists - such as the world cup of rugby hosted by Osaka next year, and in 2020 the Olympics in Tokyo - where special geo-referenced bins could be installed (also with app readable labels on them). The App would be coded open source, as would the database of labels, so as to eventually be able to be expanded to other cities and countries with their own labeling schemes, or other large spectator facilities and events. Two relevant and complementary existing Apps were found in research: the city of Osaka "ThreeR" waste app (all in Japanese, informs collection dates for different types of waste by location) and 'Literati' which allows for photographing litter and getting 'credit' for cleaning it up. Neither App fills the niche proposed.