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Irving, Texas partners with Rubicon for smart collection pilot

Published Date | 2019 April 9

The city of Irving,Texas will utilize the Rubicon Smart City platform to improve residential waste and recycling services which will propel the global smart waste management market in future timeline.

Global: The city of Irving, Texas, has selected Atlanta-based Rubicon Global to provide a smart city pilot program designed to improve residential waste and recycling services for its 240,000-plus residents. Rubicon Global, a technology company that powers a digital marketplace, provides a suite of SaaS products for waste, recycling, and smart city solutions, and collects and analyzes data for businesses and governments worldwide. The City of Irving will use the RUBICONSmartCity platform in a six-month pilot program to enhance its waste and recycling offerings and outcomes, both in terms of sustainability and customer service, through the integration of technology. The tech will enable real-time service confirmations, GPS vehicle tracking and documentation of driver issues; it will also provide data on vehicle patterns and routing to help the city improve efficiency and customer service. The RUBICONSmartCity platform includes a smartphone loaded with the Rubicon app, as well as an onboard computer plug-in device. The RUBICONSmartCity™ platform helps cities of all sizes leverage data to make smarter decisions about waste, recycling, and city operations, leading to improvements in sustainability and quality of life that map to an overall mission to end waste. According to BlueWeave Consulting, Technological developments and growing interest of companies in waste management towards maximizing the renewable benefits of waste will influence the global smart waste management industry. Smart waste management uses devices such as smart dustbins to robotic road cleaners coupled with smart transportation vehicles to clean up the collected and compressed wastes. The system uses GPS and software applications to guide trucks to choose the shortest path based on fill level of wastes. Smart dustbins can also be used for other operations such as ticket bookings, bill payments, to display advertisements and so on. Moreover, it performs intelligent compaction of waste by monitoring fill level in real-time using sensors. It helps in reduce their time and resources allocated to managing waste. Furthermore, smart waste management helpful in stopping overflowing of dustbins along roadsides and localities as smartbins are managed at real time, creating a clean as well as green environment and it will smartly find the shortest route thus it will reduce the number of vehicles used for garbage collection. Efficient application of IoT based technology for management of waste will boost the global smart waste management industry in upcoming periods. According to BlueWeave Consulting‘s upcoming report, Titled-“ Global Smart Waste Management Market, By Method (smart collection, smart processing and smart energy recovery),By Technology(RFID (Radio frequency identification), GPS (Global Positioning System), and Vacuum systems and fuel switching) By Region, Size and Forecast ,2019- 2025” Global smart waste management market is projected to  grow with a significant rate in forecast period, 2019-2025, due to the growing volume of e-waste as a major concern at the global level. Moreover, increasing urbanization rates coupled with rising incomes are other factors which fuel the global smart waste management market during the forecast period. Furthermore, the growing adoption of technologies such as global positioning systems-enabled (GPS), routing, radio frequency identification (RFID), fuel switching, and pneumatic tubes in smart ways of waste disposal will boost the global smart waste management in next few years. According to BlueWeave Consulting‘s report, Titled-“Global Waste to Energy (WTE) Market by Technology (Thermal [Incineration, Gasification, Pyrolysis, and Biological), by Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America), Trend Analysis, Competitive Market Share and Forecast, 2015-2025” The Waste to Energy market presents promising growth prospects and expected to have an upward trend over the forecast period 2019-2025. Increasing solid waste in the developing and emerging countries has resulted in rising public concern pertaining to the subsequent health and environmental impacts. Additionally increasing demand for green energy sources is projected to propel the global waste to energy market over the forecast period. Growing awareness towards environmental pollution and increasing demand for energy worldwide owing to rapid depletion of conservative energy sources, the global waste to energy market is witnessing a boom in global energy advancements for waste management.