keepin — bachelorthesis
"keepin" is a concept for a waste system which aims to
improve the quality and quantity of the produced waste.
In Germany are a lot of different approaches for
separation, collection, and processing of household
waste. Legal regulations form the basis. These different
approaches lead to ignorance on the consumer side.
Meanwhile, the waste society critics the separation
quality and arises of the waste from the households. A
compromise between these two entities forms the core
ideas of the concept »keepin«.
»keepin« is a transparently designed
system that responds to the individual
needs of the consumer. Support
in sorting and reflection on consumption
is intended to strengthen
people's waste awareness.
The scenario technique helped evaluate the various
influences of the gained insights. The aim was to
create a realistic concept as possible. We use already
existing technologies and create access to available
»keepin« is a uniform system. Localities divided into
four areas. The city center is the focus of the
elaboration. An icon—system on the products help to
improve the waste separation at home.
An identification number for the waste disposal from
the consumer tracks all relevant information for the
com-pilation of the invoice and reflection of the waste
The »district island« is used to dispose of collected
waste. Within a radius of maximal 350m, consumers
have access to an island. Built-in technologies like a
scale and NFC, help to reflect the waste behavior of
The server manages the data. Essential nodes are
head office and the consumer. Activities like route
planning of the waste collection vehicles are carried
out in the head office. The identification number helps
to trace the data of the waste disposal back to the
consumer. The measured data are visible in the
The application aims to reduce the amount of
produced waste by reflecting the current waste
behavior and the corresponding costs with it. It
allows the user to intervene in the upcoming bill.
An overview over the last months and the option of
displaying the average value of it can help to improve
the development. The display of the separation
quality of the islands creates a group dynamic which
animates the consumer to separate correctly. The
scan provides further support in the correct separation
of products in their single parts.