The Great Switch: Utilising Smart Waste Technologies to fuel your business sustainability

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The Great Switch: Utilising Smart Waste Technologies to fuel your business sustainability

May 6, 2024


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As a business, we understand that achieving your waste management goals can be challenging. With trends and technology rising, consumer behavior and demand changes, requiring more products and services which generate more waste, affecting your operations and the environment.

This waste dilemma can be efficiently handled with the right waste management solutions and equipment. With your awareness, collaboration and smart technology integration business productivity and a circular economy can be achieved.

Learn about the present Waste Situation

Research shows that total global waste is expected to double from nearly 2 billion tonnes in 2016 to an estimated 4 billion tonnes by 2050.

The Federal Government’s National Waste Report 2020 revealed that Australia’s national waste has increased to 74 million tonnes a year. This number depicts how the present-day lifestyle is shifting which leads to added consumption.

Why do industries switch to smart technology?

Now that environmental consequences are evident, the need for smart technology comes to place. Australia is committed to working with partners to promote a global circular economy and preserve our environment.

The National Waste Action Plan 2019 of the Federal government highlights the five key principles for waste management including the improvement of information to support innovation, guide investment and enable informed consumer decisions.

To achieve this, there is a need to implement systems and adapt innovative ways that can help businesses in their sustainable efforts.

Research shows that the ‘Internet of Things’ market (IoT) in Australia is expected to generate a projected revenue of AUD A$194–308 bn over a period of 8–18 years, with an anticipated growth of 21 billion IoT devices by 2025.

This implies that more people and businesses are most likely to adopt Smart waste management, a system that uses digital technology to make trash containment and recycling more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

These technologies  are equipped with the Internet of Things (IoT),a monitoring technology that programs, collects and tracks real-time data, to help optimise waste collection and spur future innovation.

Discover the latest waste technologies for your business

With the help of smart machines, appliances and devices, IoT revolutionises your waste management and has several advantages such as:

  • Efficient Waste Collection
  • Real-time Operation and Control
  • Cost and Energy Savings
  • Redused Environmental Impact

Efficiently Monitor your waste with Smart waste level sensors

Overflowing bins can be hard to manage and can double clean up costs. Through waste level sensors you can collect and store data on fill levels, allowing you to to predict how often bins need to be emptied. Once installed on your bins, this also helps prevent public containers from overflowing and contaminating the surrounding area.

Intelligently sort your waste using Smart Separators

Separating waste materials from one type to another can cost you more time and labor. Through Intelligent Sorting Systems and the power of  Artificial Intelligence (AI), automatic waste recognition is possible, identifying waste types for appropriate recycling.

Wastech also helps businesses in their recycling efforts and de-packaging efforts through our intelligent turbo separators—reliable and costs saving system for businesses.

Save on waste collection costs using Smart weigh systems

Want to save on collection costs? Smart Weighing mechanisms can help you do the job. This equipment measures the weight of waste stored in containers and helps you predict how often you need to send  trucks out helping you save on waste collection.

Wastech Smartweigh bin system, distribute compactor pickup costs and monitor equipment usage in real-time. Installed on Using an integrated screen display, it enables you to track waste disposals on your screens—saving time and energy for added business productivity

Upgrade your waste management using Smart Systems

Collected data from weighing systems and sensors can be overwhelming. Worry no more, because through a centralised smart system you can now access and monitor your equipment all at once.

Website dashboards and applications enable you to access your data in real time, straight from your devices, without the need to use multiple platforms.

For efficient waste solutions, Wastech introduces the BRA-IN intelligent monitoring system, giving you real-time access to waste collection data through the BRA-IN web portal 3.0, a specialised portal and the BRA-IN application which you can download on your phones.

If you are struggling in maintaining older equipment, our BRA-IN Link feature connects new equipment on the existing ones for easy tracking as it also updates existing data on older equipment.

Smart collaboration for the Environment

Smart waste technologies not only help in waste management efficiency but also in environmental conservation.

The Australian state of the environment report shows that industry material production leads to several environmental risks such as the emission of greenhouse gasses (GHG) and the contamination of the ecosystem which poses a risk to human health.

With the  intervention of  smart waste technology, you can take maximum leaps for your business with minimal impacts to the environment. This can help improve recycling rates and waste collection leading to a cleaner environment and redused carbon footprint.

Now that businesses switch to smart practices, it is optimum to maintain the pace of innovation and balance it with sustainable initiatives. Although adaptive governance is present, collaboration and cooperative approach to waste management is the key to address the environmental crisis.

Wastech Engineering provides a comprehensive range of sustainable equipment as it strives to help businesses in their waste management needs and to partner with them in their commitment towards lessening their environmental footprint.

Start your waste management journey now

Wastech also supports the NSW Bin Trim Equipment Rebates Program of the federal government, This program provides up to $50,000 in rebates to cover up to 50% of the cost of small-scale, on-site recycling equipment or technology.

If you’re a business in NSW and planning to start your waste management journey, Wastech can assist you in conducting a waste audit and identifying the right equipment for the equipment acquisition and application process. Call us at 1 800 918 084  to know more about the process.

Learn more about our waste management solutions and sustainable equipment here.


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