The process of solid waste management and offering a diversity of solutions for recycling items which doesn’t belong to trash. It is just about how garbage can be converted into a valuable resource. Waste management is something that is the actual need of each household and business owner in the world. Waste management is just disposing of the products and the substances being used in a safe and efficient manner.
With the urban metropolises’ requirements for more effective collection of waste material and processed services, waste management has been becoming a global issue. Alone in the United States, more than 230 million garbage is produced annually, equal to 4.6 pounds of waste per person.
It is essential for the communities to manage municipal solid waste (MSW) leaving out plenty of room for innovation. MSW is considered to be as a big business where communities and businesses strive for consumption minimization and engage in more effective recovery of waste. This is all done through the development of the technologies of smart waste. The aim of reducing waste and fee collection by adding emerging technologies to the collection process is signified by these innovative projects.
RFID tags have been also introduced in order to reduce the waste in numerous communities for the residents to pay the fees if they throw out the garbage. As each time a bin is emptied a monthly fee is charged by the residents of different communities, separating the cost of recycled disposal from the garbage.
The advancement in the industry of waste management through the infusing of modern technology in the storage and transportation of refuse trims out the costs of the resources, and also helps in contributing towards the creation of sustainable environments in urban areas.
With the automation process and introduction of the renewable form of energy as a power means said by technology, money and time have been saved on top of the reduction of wasteful emissions. These integrated projects are being optimized by the process and also others which made the industry of waste management less wasteful.
Let us consider some of the great examples of waste management :
1. Electric Garbage Trucks
With the great rise in the adoption of electric vehicles, some of the manufacturers such as Tesla are leading as many of the electric cars are being crowded in the automobile industry because of the increase in production. It was therefore something unsurprising for the co-founder of Tesla who made this technology applied to garbage trucks. These resulting trucks are more quiet and efficient and made themselves to reduce the waste by-products by receiving the power from the packs of battery as well as exhibiting the electric trains. As traditional garbage trucks are being replaced by electric garbage trucks which would help in reducing fuel consumption to 67 percent and also the costs of vehicle maintenance be around 25000$ every year.
2. Integration of IoT and Smart Garbage Cans
It is no surprise as IoT (Internet of Things) and some other technologies have started entering into the industries of waste and recycling management. In order to provide some simpler solutions for the optimization of routes and also the operational analytics to reduce costs where around the globe companies are getting more creative in order to make the technology better for managing waste and recycling management.
Sensors are being utilized by the smart cans which help in measuring the full cans of garbage, informing the local services of waste management for getting the cans to get empty and also which cans are made to leave alone. It is no longer an issue the encountering empty containers installed with the sensors in order to save time and fuel so that the routes of the garbage trucks are being modified by the waste managers accordingly.
3. Robots for the Trash collection
In the coming future robots for the automated collection of garbage can now be expected, as in now contributing to a more efficient system of waste management. A project named “Robot-based Autonomous Refuse Handling” has been by partners named Volvo and many more for developing these robots.