Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time. However, through the development of the Plastic Scanner project, we want to provide tools to fight plastic pollution. The Plastic Scanner is an open-source initiative aimed at making plastic sorting simple and accessible. The project uses discrete infrared LED technology and machine learning algorithms to identify the most common types of plastic and thus boost plastic recycling.
Over the last two years, we have been working tirelessly to make the Plastic Scanner a reality. We have conducted research, built prototypes, and collected valuable data. The project is still in its development phase, but we have a plan in place to take it to the next level!
To achieve this, we have broken down the project into specific small tasks, called endeavors, for people to come and help out. The endeavors have a fixed start and end and cover areas such as data analysis and spectroscopy analysis. They are designed to allow people from around the world to contribute to the project with their skills and time. The Delft team provides the tools and workspace to support these efforts.
If you’re interested in supporting the Plastic Scanner project, visit the website to learn more about the different endeavors and find the one that best suits your skills and interests. Whether you can contribute a little or a lot, every effort counts in reaching the goal of making an open-source plastic scanner that can be used around the world.
Join us now in Delft or follow along for updates as they continue to develop new endeavors throughout the year. Together, we can help to revolutionize plastic recycling and make a positive impact on the environment!