Smart recycle bin in schools to improve kids' waste recycling awareness and habits through gamification.
Koshirai.Me (Basket.Me) is a project for a smart recycle bin in schools that presents separate waste collection as a game. It has a basketball hoop on top which gamifies the process of throwing out plastics in the right places. Additionally, the recycle bin has a sensor for fullness through which each school can win points for each full bin and can compete in the regional contest. The bin comes with an app and website where every student can log in and see their school's place in the race, as well as pictures and videos from other schools (uploaded on Instagram with a #KoshiraiMe) plus additional interesting information about plastic waste, harm and recycling.
How would this project work?
- A recycle bin with a basketball hoop and a dashboard is installed in a school.
- The kids throw their plastic trash in the basketball hoop and fill the bin. Every full bin is worth a certain amount of points.
- The points are counted towards the monthly score of the school and displayed on the dashboard (and app) with the current place of the school in the race.
- Whenever someone manages to throw their plastic waste through the hoop, an encouraging sound and light is played.
- A local waste recycling company collects the plastic and recycles it.