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Waste Audit


Meeting Time

​Mondays, 6:20 PM – 7:10 PM

Project Description

We are developing a mechanical system that utilizes AI optics to identify trash composition and allow for improved auditing of the City of Phoenix waste flow. The goal is to understand what type of trash is being thrown away by people in Phoenix, which will improve area-specific recycling efforts and allow businesses to form to start recycling those materials or reusing those materials for other sustainability industries.

Team Members

Michael Backlund (lead), Sophomore, Aerospace Engineering
Herlina Widodo, Sophomore, Informatics
Sal Sanchez, Junior, Mechanical Engineering
Asif Razack, Sophomore, Biomedical Engineering
Dylan Walton, Freshman, Mechanical Engineering