We found that customers are open to making changes to improve the environment, but are sometimes misinformed and accidentally make the wrong decisions when disposing their trash. Smart Trash aims to remove the guesswork and make the decisions for you.
Recyclable fiber cups will be printed with barcodes. The inside of the Smart Trash is divided into two sections, recycling and waste. When an item is tossed in the bin, it will land on a platform while the Smart Trash scans the waste looking for the barcode on the cup that designates it as recyclable. The platform will open up either the left or right side, allowing the waste to move to its appropriate side of the bin.
The Smart Trash will be implemented in-stores and hopes to improve the recycling process.