Smart-bin in Dubai

Feb 18, 2018

Ayoola Brimmo

During a recent meeting with Enviro serve, an e-waste recycling facility in Dubai, a significant issue surrounding the collection of high-quality glass waste was discussed. It was revealed that very little is currently being done to collect waste from single users, despite the high quality of recyclables that could be obtained from this source.

Most collectors currently focus on high-volume sources such as restaurants and events, as it is more profitable to handle large quantities of waste from a single entity. Dealing with single-users who generate small volumes of waste is seen as time-consuming and inefficient.

However, this presents an opportunity for the smart-bin concept, which can accumulate large quantities of waste from a group of single-users. By notifying collectors when bins reach full capacity, they can efficiently and effectively collect large volumes of recyclables without the need for periodic check-ups.

The implementation of smart bins could revolutionize waste management by providing an efficient and cost-effective way to collect high-quality recyclables from single-users. This technology has the potential to make a significant contribution to the circular economy by enabling a more sustainable approach to waste management.

This concept is still in the development phase, but it has the potential to change the way we view waste management. By utilizing the latest technology, we can ensure that waste is collected in a way that is both sustainable and efficient, benefitting both the environment and the economy.

In conclusion, the meeting with Enviro serve highlighted the need for improved collection methods for high-quality recyclables, such as glass waste, from single-users. The smart-bin concept offers a promising solution to this challenge, and further developments in this area could have a significant impact on the way we manage waste in the future.