Smart Recycling

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The brief

Adage delivers cloud solutions helping organizations visualize different information flows. One of these solutions is Smart Recycling that measures levels in recycling containers thereby minimizing the need for transports and improving service levels. The challenge Adage wants to tackle with you is: How can this platform be developed further – either in its current target market or in totally new contexts to apply the possibilities of the platform in completely different areas.

The background

Adage is a joint venture company owned by BnearIT (software development) and Electrotech (hardware development) that delivers cloud solutions helping organizations visualize different information flows. One of these solutions is Smart Recycling, a system currently being rolled out in the southern parts of Sweden to measure levels in recycling containers (specifically for recycling glass). The system will always report the current filling level of all containers at the recycling points. This gives you the opportunity to plan and optimize the collection rounds leading to less carbon dioxide emission as well as less wear and tear of the roads. Adage is convinced that the cost of collection rounds can be reduced by 20-50%. Recycling points with seasonal variations such as skiing resorts, summer locations or harbours can be monitored and emptied when needed. The citizens will enjoy a clean and tidy recycling station without overflow or hygiene problems. It is also possible to let the community members view the status of the recycling points on the web, a benefit that will be appreciated.

The problem

The challenge Adage wants to tackle with you is: How can this platform be developed further – either in its current target market or in totally new contexts to apply the possibilities of the platform in completely different areas.