Trash trackers to help dispose responsibly and save planet
Have you always wondered where our trash was going and how much energy it takes to make them disappear? Well now a team of MIT researchers have announced a major project called Trash Track that relies on the development of special electronic tags that will track different types of waste on their journey through the disposal systems of New York and Seattle. The project will monitor the patterns and costs of urban disposal and create awareness of the impact of trash on our environment and will also reveal the last journey of our everyday products. Trash Track was initially inspired by the Green NYC Initiative, the goal of which is to increase the rate of waste recycling in New York to almost 100 percent by 2030.