Certified waste collection technologies and systems
What is the impact of technological innovation on urban hygiene?
As also highlighted in the last report issued by ISPRA (Superior institute for environmental protection and research), according to EU regulations, member states have the duty to draw up one or more waste management plans.
Among the requirements defined in the plans that have to be adopted within the context of the general consignment management policies, planned waste management technologies and methods are indicated. For this reason, the waste management market pays special attention to certified waste collection systems.
In recent years there has been a growing awareness on the market of technological innovation that, continuously evolving, is useful in optimising the waste collection and management processes, improving efficiency, reducing costs and increasing the amount of waste that is recycled or disposed of correctly.
So, while in the past new technologies were seen to be investments only large companies could make and were considered a fad, today, technological innovation plays a fundamental role also for small and medium sized urban hygiene enterprises. A search has therefore been undertaken for waste collection systems by companies in the sector that often take part in tenders and are oriented towards simple devices to use that entail reduced investments.
Selection parameters of the wearable technology
According to Antonio Garofano, Marketing Specialist at Officine Sostenibili srl, consultancy firm that designs urban hygiene services for private companies in the waste collection sector:
A monitoring system like “Discovery Mobile” is interesting because it offers technicians and personnel involved in waste collection many selection parameters.
Moreover, Garofano says that the RFID “Discovery Mobile” wearable device, one of the Waste management data collection certified chosen and currently available on the market, stands out, in particular, for the following reasons:
First of all, for the possibility of accurate and precise monitoring, but above all because the technology used, that is, the wristband, offers a series of advantages and features that make it extremely ergonomic.
There is also clearly an economic advantage as the investment required is much smaller than in the past, but there is also greater focus above all on comfort when using the device.
And, therefore, operators can effortlessly – and not changing the natural movements and gestures they use when working – read the data and transmit them to a database which can be easily incorporated in other management systems.
This, because the demands of the market are to obtain certified data which can be used at a later date for processing and calculations.
The impact of technological innovation on urban hygiene?
The aim of the new technologies and “waste management data collection” on the market is to be flexible, scalable, economically advantageous, ergonomic and easily incorporable in the systems.
The application of innovation in urban hygiene thus exploits the natural gestures of the waste collectors. In the case of the “Discovery Mobile” wearable device, for example, the waste collector receives confirmation that the reading has been made by means of a buzzer and a vibration: this means that the operator, while being in a working environment surrounded by distractions and external noise, is certain that the RFID transponder has read the data correctly during the waste collection operations.