Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups disrupting smart cities. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. So, let’s take a look at promising waste collection solutions.
Heat Map: 4 Top Waste Collection Startups
For our 4 picks of waste collection startups, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 4 interesting examples out of 96 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
Bin-e – Smart Segregation Bins
Smart waste segregation in bins involves Internet of Things (IoT) devices equipped with advanced technology that provide automatic identification and segregation of waste. Polish Bin-e offers smart waste bins able to recognize, sort and compress waste as well as notify workers of fill levels for each waste category. The solution identifies and sorts waste in up to four categories: glass, paper, plastic, and metal.
TrashTalk – Route Planning & Optimization
Fill-level sensors remotely monitor and report the fill-level of bins and notify when collection is needed. The loaded data along with operating algorithms are used to optimize waste collection schedule and routes, reduce expenses and time, and increase productivity. US-based TrashTalk implements smart sensors into existing bins thereby allowing them to monitor the level of garbage inside and send actual information to the server that analyzes it and plans or corrects the hauler’s next route accordingly.
SmartBin – Smart Collection
Using wireless telemetry and web access technologies, companies offer solutions that optimize the effectiveness of waste collection servicing through the generation of real-time information and business intelligence based on fill-level data and average speed of filling. Ireland-based SmartBin offers a platform, SmartBin Live, that brings level monitoring and route planning solutions together, analyzes sensor reports, and helps to create the route including only those bins that have a high waste level and need to be collected.
Waste Robotics – Robotics Waste Sorting Solutions
Many companies in the waste management sector develop software and advanced robotic solutions for plants and factories that enable precise waste material recognition, extraction and sorting for further recycling/upcycling. Canadian Waste Robotics offers computer vision, deep learning algorithms and state-of-the-art robotic technologies to identify materials in a stream, so they can be accurately sorted and recycled later on.
What About The Other 92 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 4 waste collection startups showcased above are promising examples out of 96 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.