Winners and finalists
Plastic Waste Collection with a Social Impact
Conscious Innovation Projects
A vending machine that accepts plastic bottles as a currency and offers, food, clothing and beverage items in return. The best part it is gesture based! So no more pressing buttons, one can simply point at the product and enjoy.
The aim is to make recycling a habit. Using Vendo should become a part of their daily routine and to do that it needs to be placed at as many places as possible, so whenever any person has an empty plastic bottle in their hands they can simply drop it in Vendo instead of throwing it in dustbins! This solves two major problems, one is collection at source and second is that, these collected bottles would be free from contamination with other waste thus increasing their recycling capacity.