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ΞnvironAI

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About Us

EnvironAI is our idea, which is to create a smartphone app and a chatbot which helps users figure out when to recycle and dispose of different materials that are commonly confused and are put in the wrong garbage bins. Example of confused items: lids of a coffee cup, broken bottle/glass, glass jar with some leftover food, paper plates with grease on it, bottle caps etc. The user can chat with the system and also take a picture of the material and use machine learning and artificial intelligence the system will tell if it is recyclable or not and what to do with it.

We want to educate the people on how and what to recycle, how to reduce waste and our carbon footprint. Our start-up will look at the various problems that people face while making recycling decision.

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Who Are We?

We are EnvironAI, a select group of students with 2018 DMZ Basecamp Cohort. The DMZ is Ryerson University's business incubator for early-stage technology start-ups in downtown Toronto. The DMZ is ranked the #1 university-based business incubator in the world.
We are a group of 5 high schools kids who are very passionate about our environment and are trying to figure out how best to preserve and save our planet from garbage overrun. We applied to the DMZ program to create a start-up company and make a positive change to our waste filled society. We want to educate the people on how and what to recycle, how to reduce waste and our carbon footprint. Our start-up will look at the various problems that people face while making recycling decision.

FUN FACTS

Here are some fun facts you didn't know about waste and recycling!:
​The average North American generates over 4 pounds of trash every day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year.

75% of North American waste is recyclable, but only about 30% of it is actually recycled.

We generate 21.5 million tons of food waste each year. If we composted that food, it would reduce the same amount of greenhouse gas as taking 2 million cars off the road.

North Americans throw away about 28 billion bottles and jars every year.

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The Basic Recycling Guide

Recyclable:
ICS water bottles (please flatten)

Juice boxes

Magazines, newspaper, and cardboard cartons (but no small scraps)

Milk and juice cartons

Most paper, plastic, glass and metal containers and packaging

Plastic and glass bottles

Plastic cups (straws go in the garbage)

NON-Recyclable:
Liner bags (cereal, cookies, crackers)

Black plastic food containers, cutlery, lids

Hot drink cups (recycle non-black lids and sleeves)

Cold drink cups, straws (recycle lids)

Plastic bubble wrap

Laminated plastic film (stand-up pouches, snack food bags)

Dryer and disposable mop sheets, baby wipes, make-up pads, cotton tipped swabs, dental floss

Plastic or foil wrappers, aluminum foil

Drink pouches, straws

Popsicle sticks, toothpicks, wood chips, pencil shavings

Hair, pet hair, feathers, nail clippings, dryer lint Candles and wax, cigarette butts and ashes

Gum packages, blister packs

Light bulbs (not CFLs), dishes, drinking glasses

Metallic gift wrap and bows

Ribbons

Wooden fruit crates

Broken mugs, dishes

Calendars For 2019

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CONTACT FORM

Address

341 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1S1

Contacts

Email: Ishan@environ.ai
            Jasmine@environ.ai
Phone: +1 (416) 979 5000 ext. 2072