In order to direct operations at many scattered locations, the system is controlled by app. “In Asia, Africa and Latin America, everything happens today via mobile phones,” says Riedel. The equipment is transported in a container from place to place, enabling waste to be collected and recovered in even the most remote locations. The business concept is an ingenious one, because local people are paid for every kilo of single-use plastic they bring for recycling. In this way, waste is turned into energy while at the same time boosting the local economy.