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How the IoT has Helped Improve the Waste Industry

Sustainability-focused IoT companies look at the waste crisis as both a challenge and as an opportunity.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has recently taken over autonomous cars, fitness wearables and smart homes, but now it’s making great strides in the waste industry. In fact, many IoT companies see the current waste crisis as both a challenge and an opportunity.

One example of how IoT is making an impact on the waste industry is One Plus Corp.’s Waste Edge Compactors. Watch the video below to learn more about these compactors:

ReadWrite has more details:

Experts estimate 50 billion connected devices by 2020. We typically think of the Internet of Things (IoT) in terms of autonomous cars, fitness wearables and smart homes, but some of the best applications of IoT technology are in fields that are industrial and intensely practical. One such example is waste management.

The U.S. generates nearly 230 million tons of trash every year – that’s 4.6 pounds of waste per person, per day. With strained budgets and growing populations, most nations are facing a crisis that keeps growing.

But there is a resolution: sustainability-focused IoT companies look at the waste crisis as both a challenge and as an opportunity to invent solutions that will reduce costs and increase efficiency. In fact, they’ve already made a number of significant advancements by innovating with sensor technology.

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