Use AI to help waste management

Waste being scanned using smartphone

In Indonesia, Gringgo developed several apps to help aid waste management. One has AI built in, where waste workers will be able to take a photo of trash, and through image recognition identify the items and their associated value. Another helps them optimise waste collection routes.

Only 9% of plastics ever made have been recycled.



  • Educates waste workers about the market value of materials
  • Optimises collection routes
  • Boost recycling rates through an understanding of the materials
  • Connects the public with local waste management services


  • Only currently available in Indonesia
  • Requires a smartphone

Making a difference

The Gringgo team expects to increase monthly income for the informal waste collectors and the total amount of waste materials being recycled by at least 30%.

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Photo Credit: Julia Joppien