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ACIDO Rocket Finalist

SWARM: Street waste and recycling maintenance solution for the urban environment.

Along city streets, the formulation of trash has become an increasingly major and problematic issue. This is due to the fact that there is such a high volume of residents that live in and around the area. When individuals enjoy outdoor areas they tend to leave behind trash and other garbage that they have accumulated, or brought with them. This becomes extremely problematic and contributes to the city looking unkempt and negatively impacts the environment. It is estimated that Toronto has contributed $27 million dollars each year in its litter cleaning efforts. Unfortunately, the amount of money that is used to clean up the streets is not enough to contribute to improving this problem. Thus, it is important to implement a plan that is cost-effective, efficient, and sustainable in which we can enhance this problem.


About the Designer

Thomas Pantano, Humber College

Hi, my name is Thomas Pantano and I’m a graduate from the Industrial Design Program at Humber college. From a young age, I’ve always had a passion for sketching and an interest in model making. I found it was easy for me to express myself creatively through design.