Class X students develop app to help students learn basics of waste segregation

Was developed by three Class X students of Inventure Academy

Updated - January 13, 2018 09:16 am IST

Published - January 12, 2018 10:53 pm IST

Several DWCCs in the city are managed by women.

Several DWCCs in the city are managed by women.

Three Class X students of Inventure Academy have developed a mobile application that will teach children — and even adults — the basics of waste segregation. The interactive app, called Binfinity, will help users learn to differentiate between different kinds of waste.

Lessons are imparted through games and tasks where players determine whether the discarded item falls in the dry, wet or sanitary waste category, and place it in the correct bin — all within two minutes. There are currently five levels. If a user puts waste in the wrong bin, he/she loses a life.

Civic sense

The students decided to create an Android app on segregation as they felt garbage disposal is the most pressing problem. Their hope is that by making it into a game, they will be able to inculcate the habit of segregation among children.

Bhavya Visal, one of the app developers, said that they stumbled upon the idea during a change-making challenge conducted in the school. “We decided we wanted to work on waste management and devise an interactive way to educate people on waste segregation,” she said.

Bhavya, along with her classmates Aditya Kolisetti, and Yash Podar tested the app by offering it to 50 people in Mayur Signature, a 70-unit apartment complex in Whitefield, who had recently started segregating waste.

Priyanka Namshikar, a resident of the apartment complex, said that app is user-friendly and helped anyone who is new to segregation. “We used it to get the attention of children, and it helped educate them on the subject.”

The students want to approach waste management organisations and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike to reach out to more citizens. It will soon be available on Google Play.

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