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Malta to Roll Out 800 Smart Bins

According to an article in the Times of Malta, the Mediterranean island nation is modernizing its waste management operations with smart bins. Malta has partnered with locally-based recycling cooperative, GreenPak, to retrofit waste bins with smart sensors. The sensors use Internet of Things, cloud-based technology to monitor fill-levels, notifying collectors when a bin is ready for […]

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Three Challenges of Smart Waste Management

Waste management is often one of the most costly items of expenditure for cities and businesses. It involves not only the collection of waste in the field but also the transport to appropriate locations for disposal. Over the past few years, smart waste management technologies have emerged and we have seen the benefits of the […]

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A Look to the Future: Smart Waste Management in 2050

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker 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 […]

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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.  We’ve seen IoT and smart sensors change the playing field in smart waste management, but not everyone is on board yet and we can only wonder […]

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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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