On this Earth Day, Enevo is proud to be helping its customers understand how they can become more sustainable by recycling more and diverting waste from landfill.
Attending RFMA was a valuable way to make dozens of new connections with industry professionals and attend informative sessions. A session I attended revolved around how the Internet of Things (IOT) can provide practical uses for a restaurant facilities manager, and made me reflect on how data collection is currently being used.
It's done! You've signed a contract, compiled a list of sites and number of waste bins at each, and set a weekly pickup schedule with the hauler. You have all your ducks in a row, how could anything go wrong?
Mother Nature has a fun theory about that.
Fly-tipping appears to be on the rise at recycling banks and bring sites. You don’t have to look far to find a local or national news story identifying a problematic site, or news of a Local Authority or super market closing its site down to avoid the problems and associated costs of managing it.
For the restaurant industry, Valentine’s Day is one of the most important days of the year. It’s the date when the seating gets split into tables for 2, the chef gets creative with the menu, the lights are turned down low and the bookings are maxed out.
Hearts for the Homeless, is a not-for-profit charitable organization, set up in 1990 to feed the homeless in Buffalo, New York. Over the years, the organization has expanded to include collecting textiles, textile recycling and selling lightly used clothes. In considering ways to help the organization scale and grow their collection activities, they turned to Enevo to see if we could help them use data to increase efficiency and support future growth.
A common perception of the Waste and Recycling industry is that it is very conservative, utilizing tried-and-true methods with little appetite for change.
Over the last two decades, technology has slowly but constantly become more embedded in our lives. As this has happened, this has also led to the costs continuing to fall, while the range of potential uses has dramatically increased.
A tour of the floor at Waste Expo this year showed a clear trend in the variety of new technologies available to the waste industry.
The City of Edinburgh in Scotland is another Enevo customer who has sought to find out if smart technology could help them become more efficient in how they manage waste.