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Teen’s recycling app generates buzz in UK

by FFE EU News staff

‘Jazz Recycling’ Source: prezi.com

Today’s Ada Lovelace Day recognises the contributions of the youth as a 14-year-old British girl develops an application that advocates recycling.

Zea Tongeman is turning heads in UK with her social media app ‘Jazzy Recycling’ that turns recycling into a game. In an interview, Zea showed her concern for the environment and her belief that the youth can make a difference:

‘The aim was to create an app that solved a problem and straight away we thought of recycling and how to make it fun and rewarding. As Mary Poppins says: “You find the fun and it becomes a game,” and that is exactly what our app does. Jazzy Recycling helps you find places to recycle, what you can recycle and then lets you scan, share and get rewards for what you’ve recycled. We believe a social incentive using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can really help young people like me recycle more.’

A portrait of Ada Lovelace.

Ada Lovelace is considered the world’s first computer programmer for her work on the proposed 1837 mechanical computer, the Analytical Engine. Today, her legacy and those of women in the realm of science, technology, engineering and mathematics is commemorated in Ada Lovelace day, which falls in mid-October.



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