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Waste & Recycling February 11, 2019 06:30:06 AM

Avid Hiker Uses Alexa Technology to Meet Zero Waste Needs

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The company is revamping its website and getting ready to launch new products.
Avid Hiker Uses Alexa Technology to Meet Zero Waste Needs

SEATTLE (Waste 360): As an avid hiker and open water swimmer in the San Francisco Bay area, Nik Balachandran started taking notice of the excessive amounts of waste in the environment.

"Over the last couple years, I’ve swum through some plastic trash in the Bay and picked it up on local trails,” he says. “Seeing all the waste ending up in the landfill and the ocean kept me up all night. I wanted to leverage my experience and today’s innovative technology to help people and businesses reduce waste, save money and protect Earth.”

Compelled by his observations, Balachandran quit his day job to dive into the waste industry in 2016. He founded Zabble, which was incorporated in July 2016, but really started working with small businesses in San Francisco in mid-2017.

Located in Walnut Creek, Calif., Zabble's mission is to build a digitization platform to quantify and categorize generation and disposal of materials so businesses, municipalities and people can make informed decisions to reduce waste, save money and protect Earth.

Now CEO, Balachandran says the name Zabble originated from the Arabic word Zabbaleen, which in Egypt refers to garbage pickers who collect, sort and create upcycled goods from garbage. The company is revamping its website and getting ready to launch new products.

Courtesy: https://waste360.com

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