OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign up, Login or Learn more

Profile

Recent contributions

(1)

Contribution list

Not knowing if a particular item - for instance number 7 plastic - can be recycled in a particular location keeps people from participating. A location-aware app (think geo-fencing) or website with locale searching could guide consumers on the availa

Not knowing if a particular item - for instance number 7 plastic - can be recycled in a particular location keeps people from participating. A location-aware app (think geo-fencing) or website with locale searching could guide consumers on the availa

Photo of Jacque Harper

Teams

(3) View all

Recent comments

(3) View all
link

Jacque commented on App or Website to Verify Local Recyclability

I really doubt we can change the numbering systems . . . but knowing if the plastic I'm holding, which has a "3" or a "5" or whatever embossed on it, can be recycled here in my neighborhood/city/county/whatever is exactly what would help me with my recycling.
Maybe things are different where you live, Paul, but my experience is that recycling bins are often labeled as to which types of plastic--by number--go in which bin. But the company that picks up recycling in my building just says "put it all here." Does that mean that they actually sort it? Or does the unrecyclable #7 pollute the recycling stream coming out of my apartment? That's what I'd like to know!
Cheers!

link

Jacque commented on More special products help to recycling at home

I like the collapsible collection bag idea - a space saver for apartments and small condominiums.

link

Jacque commented on Get new from old

OH! and I recycled all those 3.5" floppy disks years ago . . . ! I'd love to have five of them back right now for this project!!