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unwaste.io

a cloud platform supporting a circular economy for plastic waste

Use data to help reduce plastic waste in our environment

Year on year, millions of tonnes of plastic, worth billions of dollars, ends up in landfills, is burned, or leaked into the environment. If we don't rethink its use, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050. Ellen MacArthur Foundation


Our Wastebase digital platform helps deal with the production and discarding of plastic waste in countries where traditional solid waste management faces systemic constraints.

Explore our data

Visit wastebase.org to use our interactive data dashboard for monitoring single-use plastic waste

Try our app

Visit plastictracking.app on your phone to try our app without installing it - it's free!

Get better data, faster

Install the app to to collect more reliable data from quicker, easier waste brand audits - it's free!

Empty plastic bottles lying on a beach with waves coming in.

Waste management

Our data can improve collection rates for municipal solid waste (MSW) systems. Better management of waste is critical to reducing the volume of plastic waste in our oceans.


A man walks on a mountain of plastic bottles as he carries a sack of them to be sold for recycling (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Unlocking value

Our Wastebase DEAL Digital Marketplace aims to realise value for the plastic waste economy, from informal collectors through to recyclers and producers.

Contact us to see if it is feasible for your city.

3 empty plastic bottles on the ground. the first has a label, the other two have no labels but are the same design of bottle.

Crowdsourced data

Our Wastebase DATA app helps campaigners and researchers record and analyse data from Waste Audits: encouraging producers and consumers to be accountable for the plastic they make, use and discard.

Man crouched down. He is wearing a hi vis jacket and using a smartphone to scan a barcode on a plastic bottle. He is in an open space.

Emerging tech

Our tech offers faster, cheaper data gathering and sharing for plastic waste management.

Support our data collection work

Click the image below to visit our crowdfunding site.

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