September 20, 2015 in Lifestyle (F)
[prMac.com] Brussels, Belgium - Litter and trash are polluting the living environment in many neighborhoods, both urban locations and natural environments are affected. Many people don't pay attention, but others care deeply because littering is at the basis of many serious environmental issues (such as massive plastic parts pollution in the oceans). In many areas worldwide, volunteers have engaged to clean up litter on a regular basis - these are great initiatives, but only an acute remedy.
Litterfreak.org is an ambitious online initiative to establish a deeper and more long term engagement - a community website with complementary iPhone app that allows anyone to register and map problematic litter locations, thus making the problem transparent and catalyzing fundamental action.
People can download the free litterfreak.org iPhone app, take a photo of a location with litter, and submit it to the online community website. Submissions are displayed on an interactive map and on structured overviews per country and locality. They can be shared with local authorities and friends to increase awareness and engage action.
A user can further manage the status of his/her submissions on a personal panel. Local volunteers or authorities can request permission to manage the submissions for their locality. A long-term record is kept of the submissions and will allow the mapping and visualization of chronically littered locations.
At this moment, the platform has just launched and we are eager to ramp up the user and community base across different countries, (existing submissions can be seen for the country of Belgium on the litterfreak.org website). We are welcoming environmentally aware iPhone users who want to take action for a litter free world !
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 2.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Litterfreak.org 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.
Litterfreak.org is a non-profit private initiative, visit the Litterfreak website for more details. Copyright (C) 2015 Litterfreak. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.