Honours Thesis Defence


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HONOURS THESIS DEFENCE

Jodrey School of Computer Science

  

DEVELOPMENT OF A USER-FRIENDLY INTERFACE AND DATABASE TO INCREASE WASTE PACKAGING RECYCLING

 

YICHUAN XU

 

Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10:30 am

 

Carnegie Hall – Room 113

Abstract:  Most of the recyclable materials in our waste stream originate from the grocery store, however, much of the non-recyclable waste from a typical household also originates from the same store. In order to maximize the recyclable portion of the waste stream from grocery store packaging waste, consumers must be knowledgeable in distinguishing between what is and what is not recyclable—no easy feat in many cases as products often contain combinations of recyclable and non-recyclable components. This project is intended to provide consumers with an electronic database and interface that discriminates between the various components of packaged products from grocery stores in terms of their recyclability and their correct method of disposal. The database also clearly identifies companies that are producing products in more environmentally responsible ways.

 

 

Supervisor:  Dr. Darcy Benoit

Dr. Paul Arnold

Second Reader: Dr. André Trudel

 

EVERYONE WELCOME

 


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