A More Prosperous Environment by the Use of Technology

Internet of Things (IoT): an ideal tool to check how sustainable you live. Smart thermostats make you aware of your energy consumption and with a handy app you can measure exactly how much natural gas you use. Separating your waste also contributes to a better world. But when do you know if you are doing it right? In this blog it will help you to understand how technology can help . And not only you, municipalities can also increase waste separation percentages among residents with the use of IoT.

Think in advance about your impact on the environment

Plastic, PMD, cans, glass, paper, organic waste and residual waste: some consumers no longer see the dump because of the waste bags. They are of good will to separate all those fractions, but how should they know whether they are green. And those who think they are doing it right could, with a little help, be able to separate their waste even better.

To create awareness, municipalities deploy general marketing campaigns through local newspapers, among other things. But that must also be possible on a personal level. Preferably in real-time, so that a consumer thinks in advance about the stamp he or she leaves on the environment with all that household waste.

Thanks to technology, waste can be separated more effectively.

It is of course extremely interesting that you can encourage residents to separate their waste better by using technology. But how exactly does it work?

Where several waste kiosks for different fractions are now required, this is no longer the case with this prototype. Even if even more waste fractions are created in the future, that will not be an obstacle for this smart pillar. The waste bin contains a camera with color detection. Garbage fractions are presented in colored bags. This allows you to view the waste and separation percentage per person very precisely in real time. So you get direct feedback on your behavior. But more general data is also available: what about the figures for that specific column, your neighborhood or even your municipality? How does your waste behavior compare to that of residents in the rest of the country? By the way, your privacy and that of your neighbors are simply protected. You cannot compare your behavior with that of any random neighbor.

Contributing more actively to the environment through personal stimulation

Municipalities consider waste separation important: large construction companies such as Dura Vermeer are also taking up the gauntlet when it comes to sustainability. The organization sees it as a social duty not only to build, but also to tackle problems associated with urbanization. In this way Dura Vermeer helps municipalities to achieve their objectives. Because fair is fair: with a growing population, the waste mountain will only get bigger.

Sustainability starts with you

A better environment starts with yourself. Sounds a bit like a clincher, this 1990s government slogan. Hard figures give you clear input into your own behavior, and you can also change it, thanks to technical advances such as the Fleur app and the smart waste kiosk for more details you can ask IT support in NYC for you to understand how technologies help us and the environment. Saving the world will begin with you.