17 Aug '11, 3pm

New app allows you to report marine litter #WaterWednesday

New app allows you to report marine litter #WaterWednesday

The purpose of the app is to both track where marine litter is occurring, and also encourage people to litter less both along waterways and in general. But most importantly, the developers are hoping that the app can help city officials decide on better ways to handle marine trash -- perhaps by placing more recycling and trash bins in areas where litter is piling up, or maybe even work on tracing the trash back to its source and stopping the problem there. "If you are noticing marine debris, you are also much less likely to litter," says Jenna Jambeck , one of the team members behind the creation of the app. "While this app collects data, one of its primary goals is to educate the public about marine debris and its harmful impacts."

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/iphone-app-tracks...

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