– monitoring social problems through occurrence of illegal dumps
Original Title: TrashOut.me - monitoring social problems through occurrence of illegal dumps
Category: Go Green
Project team: Peter Celko, Dusan Dragula, Robert Barcik, Michal Klacko, Jozef Vodicka, Marek Spalek, Tomas Lodnan, Jozef Knazko,
TrashOut.me is an app for monitoring illegal dumps worldwide, including landfilling, illegal waste or fly tips, while pointing to the underlying problems of financial self-interest, corruption and illegality. TrashOut.me treats illegal dumping as a metaphor for the lack of social responsibility that disables solutions to problems. Aimed at eco-friendly people, geocachers, outdoor sports people, seniors with smartphones and individuals aware of pollution, TrashOut.me also cooperates with electronic recycling companies, waste collectors and ministries of environment whose services it promotes.
TrashOut.me aims to get the app into the hands of one million European users, turning citizens into ambassadors sharing knowledge and pushing local municipalities to recycle.
Please note that all data refer to the time of winning the Award.