About Us

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We are an independent group of undergraduate researchers, called the ZerO Waste Anteaters (ZOWA), who are passionate about technology-based zero waste management. We are recruiting volunteers who want to work on our zero waste project called ZotBins and make a difference for the environment. ZotBins is a smart waste bin system that collects data to help make waste management more efficient and to promote zero waste.

Subgroups




Web and Mobile


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Our web and mobile engineers are dedicated to ensuring ZotBins is accessible to our end users. This team is responsible for building the ZotBins web and mobile app: the web app provides functionality to help facilities management in cultivating a sustainable campus, while the mobile app seeks to engage users in more environmentally-conscious practices. Members of this group are comfortable working in the front and back ends, and have experience with UI/UX design. Common tasks include designing aesthetically-pleasing user interfaces, web development, and app development (Android and iOS).

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News Feed

  • February 2021
    Presented at ICSSC Jam for Change
  • December 2020
    Presented at UCI's Sustainability Co-Curricular Working Group
  • October 2020
    Accepted poster paper to ACM Sensys 2020 Yokohama Japan conference
  • April 2020
    Submitted poster and presented to IEEE Sustech 2020
  • March 2020
    Featured in UCI Rising Tide magazine
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