Zabble recognized as one of the Top 5 Artificial Intelligence Startups advancing Circular Economy!
The name Zabble was inspired by the Zabbaleen, the "garbage people" of Egypt. These are people including kids that have informally collected Cairo’s trash since the 1940’s. It is known that the zabbaleen find local markets for up to 80% of the waste they collect. They even raise pigs to consume all the organic waste thus creating a closed-loop system for Cairo’s waste. However, their livelihood and Cairo’s local circular economy has been threatened by recent measures passed by the government.

Zabble derives its inspiration from the Zabbaleen to enable a circular economy tomorrow by modernizing quantification and categorization of waste using technology today.

Our Team


Founder, CEO, Data Scientist

Kelley Nelson

Senior Data Scientist


Senior Software Engineer

JAY Nguyen

Senior Front-End Developer


Senior Visual Designer


Head of Sales

Our Advisors

Cassandra Thiel




Les Schmidt

Speaking Engagements

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT

EPA SBIR Innovative Recycling Technologies Webinar


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OCTOBER 12 -14 | Live Streaming

Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education


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SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

Build a Sustainable Zero Waste Program Using Lean Feedback-Loops with Daniel Chau + AASHE


Register for the Webinar

AUGUST 17, 2021 | 2:50 PM–4:20 PM

California Resource Recovery Association's 45th Conference & Trade Show


A Post-COVID Blueprint for Zero Waste Buildings and Campuses

MAY 22, 2019

Sustainable Enterprise Conference Contra Costa 2019

Cal State East Bay, Concord CA, USA

Our Waste Crisis: Now What?

OCTOBER 30, 2019

Corporate Social Impact 2019

GSV Labs, San Mateo, Concord CA, USA

CSI Supply Chain Roundtable & Booth

APRIL 27, 2019

New Living Expo

San Mateo, CA, USA

Today's Recycling Challenges

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We are looking for passionate people in marketing, sales, data science, backend, frontend and mobile who can aid in solving problems that result from a linear waste-full world. If you think the future is waste-free and circular as we do, reach out to us.

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