Greek start-up Recytrust designs smart rubbish bins for glass, aluminium, paper and plastic which incorporate a scale that keeps track of how much rubbish it contains via an internet platform. The bins are emptied once they’re full. Their contents are sold via an online auction to a waste collector who sells or reuses the paper, plastic, aluminium or glass. “Following a trial at two large organizations in Greece, it was clear that there is a market for the smart rubbish bin,” according to engineers George Steggos (CEO) and Marilena Makrinikola (COO).

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