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The Smart Recycling Container initiative has been developed by İSBAK Inc., a subsidiary of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, with the primary goal of combating environmental pollution. This innovative solution has been launched by the municipality to promote recycling habits among its citizens and to instill a sense of social responsibility and environmental awareness, particularly among primary school children.

  • Location: İstanbul 

The containers are equipped with advanced technology capable of recognizing and sorting recyclable materials such as PET bottles ranging from 0.5 to 1.5 liters and metal cans between 200 to 500 milliliters through an image processing algorithm and a barcode reading system. The machine is designed to identify full bottles and non-target materials, rejecting them to ensure only appropriate recyclables are accepted. Users receive rewards for their recycling efforts directly to their Istanbulkart, a smart card used for public transportation, through a card reader integrated into the container. This incentive is calculated based on the amount of waste deposited, measured by a counting sensor.

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The system's telemetry capabilities allow for real-time internet monitoring of various metrics, including the number of items recycled, the container's fill percentage, error codes, location, and operational status. This data-driven approach not only facilitates efficient waste management but also enables the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to monitor and optimize the performance of each container.
By harnessing the power of technology, the Smart Recycling Container project aims to make a significant impact on reducing environmental pollution in Istanbul, fostering a culture of recycling and environmental consciousness among its residents.