Analytics technology for your waste containers

phys.org | 5/16/2019 | Staff
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Finnish SME Enevo is taking over the European market with a technology able to reduce the cost and environmental impact of waste collection, providing a highly welcome solution that could go a long way towards keeping our cities cleaner and healthier.

No matter what type of business you are in, chances are that someone in your company or organization is struggling with a waste management conundrum. For that person, reducing waste costs whilst ensuring optimal recycling rates is, and will continue to be, a growing problem. And that's not even considering the grander scheme of things, with cities obstructed by hordes of waste collection trucks sent to pick up waste in often half-empty containers.

Context - Company - Enevo - Company - Funding

This is the context in which a company like Enevo was set to thrive. In 2016, the Finnish company was granted funding under Horizon 2020's SME Instrument phase 2, to prepare the ground for expansion of its services across Europe after it successfully took over the US market.

The reason for all this enthusiasm? A new technology able to analyze waste in containers and optimize collection time accordingly. Project coordinator Mika Uusitalo explains further:

Kind - Services - Company

What kind of services does your company propose exactly?

Mika Uusitalo: We have two offerings. The first is waste analytics: we offer technology to customers in the waste and recycling industry, which helps them monitor and analyze waste streams and optimize collection operations. This, in turn, lowers costs and improves the recycling rate and quality of service.

Offering - Waste - Service - Management - Service

The second offering consists in a fully-blown waste service. We offer waste management as a full service, still using the aforementioned technology.

How can this technology help reduce waste cost whilst at the same time benefiting the environment?

Part - Waste - Collection - Costs - Enevo

A substantial part of waste collection costs is related to transport. Enevo can help by enabling companies to collect the same amount of waste or...
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