After a nationwide search for the next generation of inventors, a panel of experts boasting some of Australia’s leading innovators deemed Poppy Briggs and Lucy Lönnqvist’s ‘Bin It Right’ app the winner of ClickView’s ‘Aussie Student Inventions that Change the World’ Upper Secondary award.
‘Bin It Right’ utilises photo recognition technology to identify what rubbish needs to be disposed of in general waste, recycling or green waste bins. It’s purpose is to facilitate more accurate recycling, reduce landfill and decrease pollution.
This accolade is one of several awards Poppy and Lucy have claimed for their ‘Bin It Right’ app. In 2019 they received the City of Stirling’s ‘Stirling Star Award’ and won the ICT Young Explorers state finals competition, which led to an invitation to pitch at the Waste and Recycle Conference in Sydney, where they later received a $4000 prize to continue developing the app.
For more information on ‘Bin It Right’ and ClickView’s Aussie Student Inventions that Change the World competition, visit https://www.clickview.com.au/aussie-student-inventions/
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