Posted on: 9 April 2020
Intelligent waste management systems are ready to replace overflowing trash bins, traffic congestion, and carbon emissions with smart dust—tiny sensors that manage your waste cycle from creation through to disposal. These smart waste management systems are being designed to seamlessly integrate into urban architectures and factory production lines.
When looking for intelligent waste management solutions, consider automation, interconnectivity, and sustainability.
Automation — The IoT of Trash
Smart sensor solutions are saving businesses and cities as much as 30 percent on waste collection, fuel costs, and carbon emissions. Smart waste systems monitor the fill-level of waste containers and apply data analytics to optimize waste collection frequency and vehicle load. Advanced sensors are even helping with the sorting and recycling process. Some smart bins are adept at separating waste on the spot (plastics, paper, glass) and compacting it to increase capacity using solar power.
Interconnectivity — Integrated Waste Solutions
As IoT (Internet of Things) devices become ubiquitous, waste management is going to get even smarter. By 2025, 41.6 billion connected IoT devices will be coordinating our lives, including our waste data, on the cloud. These sensors will get help from AI robots to sort complex industrial waste streams, including separating metals, dry waste, hazardous waste, and so on, improving recycling and disposal efficiency. Treatment centers, especially those receiving industrial and hazardous waste, will know the exact delivery time and load size of new waste.
Sustainability — Green Waste Management Solutions
Smart waste is making zero waste businesses a reality. Green waste management solutions are being integrated into production line designs with intelligent sensors. Organic waste can be converted into energy, precious metals from electronic waste can be recovered, and various industrial wastes can be recycled back into the production process. The smarter waste system can dynamically notify five different end users of waste for collection, making it more cost efficient to recycle each waste stream.
When shopping for a smart waste management system, you may be surprised to learn that the best waste management solution may not come from your traditional waste management provider but developers of integrated smart city and smart business solutions. Sensors monitoring air quality, temperature, humidity, lighting, and more will be part of an integrated solution. This open-ended system can then plug into wider urban and business management systems. When an urban dweller starts the digital waste recycling chain by following their smartphone app to find the nearest sensor-powered bin for compost, plastics, paper, or ordinary rubbish, they are at the same time becoming a data statistic for urban waste management planning.
To learn more about green waste management solutions, contact a waste management company in your area.Share