Rubbish data gets such a bad rap. The reality is that it can be an essential part of how we get better at recycling.
That’s the thrust behind Tekn Trash, founded by Al Costa who is my guest on this episode of the Karmic Capitalist podcast (find it on most podcast players).
Tekn Trash tracks “point of disposal” data – yes, rubbish data – which starts to give a fuller picture of the full lifecycle of packaging, as well as items that people dispose of.
And in doing it, it also provides some income opportunities for the hardest up. Adding a social dimension to the environmental one. Al talks about some of the extreme poverty, and the cycle between poverty and environmental damage that he witnessed first hand living in Haiti.
Tekn Trash is in its early days. What I love about the concept is quite how many places it could evolve to – I suspect strongly it will look quite different within a couple of years as more and more value is discovered in how to best use the proposition.
Al is also a hoot to talk to. We had a lot of fun in this episode.
Tune in. Be nice to see you 🙂
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