The Italian Junker app was invented by the Italian company Giunko srl and helps its users sort waste properly. The Junker app was launched to solve a major issue in Italy, where the rules for sorting waste can vary from town to town. It provides a quick and simple way to find information on how to separate waste. The user scans the product’s barcode and gets information about the packaging components, the materials they are made of, and the correct waste bins in which they must be disposed.
Indeed, Italian citizens must sort waste in various fractions, but information may be confused and misleading. In Junker app, information is always up to date, validated by the national authorities for waste fractions, and geolocated, thus correct according to the rules for waste sorting of the area the user lives in. Additionally, users can refer to the calendar for door-to-door collection, view collection points on the maps, get messages from their municipality, look for contact details of the municipality.
To date, 1 200 municipalities in Italy have joined Junker, along with 20 municipalities in Switzerland. Over 2 million users have downloaded the app and our database counts 1.7 million classified products.