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A Look to the Future: Smart Waste Management in 2050

It’s 2050. Marine debris is a thing of the past and oceans are clean and plastic-free. People don’t litter. Recycling is the norm. Reuse, Recycle, and Recovery (3R) is a common household concept. Renewable energy is in abundance. We no longer use incineration as a means to rid ourselves of waste. Nature runs its natural course, […]

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Smart Sensor Savoir Faire is Transforming Waste Management

Smart sensors have transformed the waste management space. It took a system based on age-old practices and propelled it to modern standards using the omniscient Internet of Things technology. Because if you’re not using IoT, then you’re not modern. We’ve seen IoT and smart sensors change the playing field in smart waste management, but not […]

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University of British Columbia Rolls Out Smart Sensors

The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada’s third-largest university, has rolled out smart sensors to track waste bin fill-levels and better manage the university’s waste management operations. According to a Business Wire press release, Semtech, supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, has teamed up with eleven-x, a Canadian LoRaWAN™ network provider […]

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The Spotlight on Sustainability: May 30 Kicks Off European Sustainable Development Week

Wednesday, May 30 kicks off the 2018 European Sustainable Development Week, a pan-European initiative to encourage sustainable development and promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (we discussed the SDGs in a recent post). Taking place every year from May 30 to June 5, ESDW brings together both public and private stakeholders from governments to […]

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Global Smart Waste Technology On the Rise

“The global smart waste technology collection market is expected to be worth $223.6 million in 2025, up from $57.6 million in 2016” according to an article in The Straits Times. Smart waste management technology is weaving its way across the globe, and Singapore—a smart city pioneer—was one of the early adopters with its 2015 pilot […]

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