Generally speaking, the management of Residual waste (combustible) is one of the biggest costs in terms of waste management - a cost that will continue to rise as the cost of carbon emissions increases. By connecting the waste bins with level measuring sensors and then using this data in the right way, the overall cost of waste management can be reduced.
"Recycling room is often wrongly dimensioned and not sufficiently adapted to the current need. For example, when plastic and paper packaging bins overflow, it can easily end up in combustibles and thus be burned unnecessarily," says Michael Wictor, CEO of Bintel.
The municipal waste management company NSR, together with its owner municipalities, aims to reduce the amount of Residual waste thrown away from 160 kg to 100 kg/person by 2024. To achieve this goal, other ways of working are needed. In recent years, NSR has invested heavily in innovation and development in the field of digitalisation.
"It has been difficult for us to evaluate the impact of different interventions to increase sorting. With the help of the technology, we can now continuously monitor waste flows and see how they vary over time, as well as evaluate which of our customers' efforts have the greatest impact in improving sorting. During the test project, we have already been able to identify some initiatives that have produced good results in terms of increased sorting, and it will be interesting to see if we get the same results when Höganäshem and Bintel now decide to scale up," says Lotta Lewis-Jonsson, project manager at NSR.
The project will run until December 2023, after which it will be evaluated.
Michael Wictor, CEO Bintel
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Lotta Lewis-Jonsson, Project Manager NSR
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AB Höganäshem was founded in the 1950s and today has more than 1,400 apartments in the town of Höganäs and in Jonstorp and Östra Lerberget. For more information, see www.hoganashem.se
NSR AB is owned by the six north-west Scanian municipalities of Bjuv, Båstad, Helsingborg, Höganäs, Åstorp and Ängelholm. The aim is for the business to be part of the creation of a long-term sustainable and recycling-based society. NSR works to deal with waste and recycled materials in the best possible way, taking into account the environment, the working environment, technology and the economy. For more information, see www.nsr.se