Developer Babybus creates mobile apps and early childhood educational software designed specifically for preschoolers. The Waste Sorting app tackles the issue of too much waste being discarded and teaches kids eight categories of waste sorting, how to recycle waste and make garden compost and how to protect flowers and clean up the land.
Trash It challenges users to sort and recycle waste at a recycling center. They must keep up the pace and sort the different color waste into the correct bin. If they make too many mistakes, the inspector fires them, but a perfect streak results in bonuses. Three levels of difficulty allows for anyone to play and teaches users about the importance of proper sorting. This app was developed by Dan Nim Andersen.
Garbage Truck: Brushy Pickup
Developed by Good Glue, this is another app for kids that teaches them about waste vehicles and composting by giving them the opportunity to ride along a trash route. As the truck drives through neighborhoods in Garbage Truck: Brushy Pickup, it gathers limbs, brush, stick bundles, leaf cans and lawn bags. Users must help pick up the brushy items and drag or drop them into the hopper. They also can operate the truck's compactor to squish the waste, and after three pickups, visit the Compost Site to empty the truck.
Developer Austin Ivansmith built this app specifically for his son and other very young kids who love garbage trucks and trash day. Garbage Truck! allows users to touch anywhere on the screen to effect the game—change the color of the truck, the cab, touch the sky to change the time of day, cycle through the letters of the alphabet by touching the sign and make the truck move forward and backwards by touching the wheels. Kids are taught how to pick up the waste cans by touching them with the grabbing claw when they line up.
For those ages 5 and younger, developer Gro Play has created an educational app called Gro Recycling that teaches kids to feed waste to the recycling bins. Users must determine where each piece of waste should go and make new products out of the waste they have sorted by playing with the recycling machines. Whatever they produce—a bottle of lemonade, a jar of jam or a can of pineapple rings—it will come in handy at Banja the rabbit’s picnic. The app is designed to teach kids about taking care of the planet’s resources.
Recycle Paradise introduces kids to the not-so-simple world of waste collection and helps with environmental awareness. Developed by LumiSys Korlatolt, the app challenges users to get more than 200 pieces of waste to the right place. After choosing a piece of waste out of the queue, the user figures out which container to deposit it into—paper, plastic, metal or glass. This teaches kids about sorting waste into the proper containers.
Race to Recycle
Race to Recycle by County of Orange tests the user’s recycling skills as materials roll down the conveyor belt. They learn to sort through landfill waste, recyclable materials and green waste. Users unlock new levels by aiming for the correct bin. Another educational component to the app is its Eco Challenge factoids users have to answer correctly to get coins to purchase upgrades.
Antoni Besalu has developed Recycle More! as an educational game that teaches the importance and methodology to recycle nowadays. Users must identify the correct color code for recycling containers, specific facts about recycling and challenges users to recycling properly.
Trash to Treasure – Recycling Guide
Another recycling app from Babybus, Trash to Treasure – Recycling Guide, has the waste fighting back due to its poor handling and care. Users follow the character, Kiki, as he sets out on a mission to turn the waste around the house into fun toys and decors. The idea is to make the concept of recycling and reuse fascinating for kids with play and practice.
Garbage Truck Simulator 2017
With dozens of similar apps to explore, the Garbage Truck Simulator 2017 by Shehman Ahmad puts users into the driving seat of a waste vehicle as they make their daily rounds collecting waste from all corners of the city and dumping them in a landfill. Users must clean the city in a race against time without driving recklessly, teaching them the importance of driver safety.