The number of smartphone users in the U.S. is estimated to reach 265.9 million in 2019, according to Statista.com. This number has risen steadily over the last several years and forecasts estimate that it will continue to rise steadily into the future.
With the rise in mobile usage comes an increase in the number of applications available to smartphone users. From car services to food delivery, there seems to be an app for everything. Even in the waste and recycling world, there are many apps that perform various services like identifying recycling bins, educating on waste and recycling practices, informing any collection changes, among other things.
In this gallery, Waste360 highlights five innovative recycling apps that are educating and assisting people and the industry in reducing their carbon footprints and the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.