Rubbish x NoTraceTrails: A 2,650-Mile Hike & The World's Largest Litter and Microplastic Survey
Rubbish and NoTraceTrails have partnered up to conduct a groundbreaking litter and microplastics survey along the Pacific Crest Trail. The Rubbish app will be used to collect and analyze geolocated trash data to help companies, policymakers, and land managers implement effective measures to protect the environment, while empowering hikers and citizen scientists to join in on the litter survey using the Team feature in the app.
January 14, 2022
Tips to Hosting a Litter-Free Event
After helping Startup Grind host the world's first Zero Litter conference, we created a tip sheet to help all your events be litter-free.
December 10, 2021
Rubbish Teams up With Sweep to Create the Future of Sustainable Solid Waste Management
Rubbish now enables municipalities to gain SWEEP Certification credits via litter audits and the implementation of IoT tech that removes litter from our urban environment.
How Do You Measure a Neighborhood’s Progress?
A field report from the River District in Sacramento, California’s capital city.
Clustering litter to collection objects
A guest post on clustering litter collected during the Startup Grind 2020 event by Rubbish. We can use clustering to evaluate the placement of collection objects (i.e, trash cans, etc.), improve on the cleanup policies, and gain insights on the habits of people who throw trash on the ground!
October 2, 2020
Where is the litter in SoMa West, San Francisco?
Alex found Rubbish from our Earth Day Reddit AMA, and loved our iOS App and how we use data to track and clean litter. As someone who loves doing fun things with data and loves to help make a cleaner world, he created a data analytics dashboard to help others!
September 19, 2020
Rubbish Litter Ocean Research Project
During quarantine, Pocket was looking for something productive to do. Using the Rubbish.love app, his goal was to categorize the type and amount of litter going into two San Diego river mouths for 7 weeks.
September 16, 2020
Rubbish Launches Contactless Reporting Platform in SoMa West
Rubbish has partnered with the SoMa West Community Benefit District to keep the community clean and drive traffic to businesses and artists who have suffered due to COVID-19!
Talking Trash: A Reddit AMA with Rubbish
On Earth Day, the Rubbish team did a live Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit. Emin, Felipe, Adam, and I (the team!) were excited to share our experience and talk trash.
The First Conference to Audit Its Litter
Our goal was to make Startup Grind Global 2020 the first conference in the nation to audit their litter and quantify their litter footprint.
Cross Country Detrashing
Adam drove cross country from New York City to San Francisco and did a rubbish run at each stop.
The Largest Community-Led Audit Just Happened in SoMa, San Francisco
Residents have long been ready for a change to a healthier, cleaner, safer and more vibrant neighborhood. When residents and community members made their priorities heard, the SoMa West CBD took action.
130,000 Reasons Why Data Science Can Clean Up San Francisco
Armed with trash bags and snazzy-looking smart trash grabbers, aka “ rubbish beams “, the rubbishers have picked up over 130,000 individual pieces of litter over the course of almost a year of regular street cleanings in San Francisco — collecting data all the while on what, where, and when.
Penn/Rubbish Partnership Kicks Off on Earth Day!
The University of Pennsylvania is known for top-notch academics, excellent sports, and now, a tobacco-free campus thanks to their ongoing partnership with rubbish!
An Entrepreneurs' Footprints
What is the impact of hundreds of entrepreneurs on the campus and neighborhood during Y Combinator Startup School? What did its litter footprint look like?
How Firebase helps Rubbish clean up San Francisco
By relying on Firebase to store, process, and analyze an increasing amount of data, we feel confident that we can engage and empower individuals, communities, and governments to tackle extensive, seemingly unsolvable problems like litter.
First month of Rubbish on Polk Street (20% reduction in avg. litter!)
This is our first post! We are fully committed to a healthier, cleaner neighborhood — and we want to share some highlights from the first month of our Polk Street Pilot.