Which came first – the waste or the (smart) bin?

Which came first – the waste or the (smart) bin?

ESE World UK Managing Director Dave Hughes writes: We’ve recently added a new product to our portfolio. We’ve dubbed it a smart bin, because it is – in so many ways: – It’s barely bigger than a regular wheelie bin, yet it takes up to 8 times the amount of litter. – It contains a regular wheelie bin, so it doesn’t require any special kit when it’s time to empty it. – It is fully enclosed in a smart steel box, so will never go walkabouts. – It knows when it needs emptying and will tell whoever is responsible for that itself. – It is powered by the sun. – It can provide a wifi hotspot. – It can make its owner money! We are well aware that it isn’t the first solar-powered compacting bin to appear on the market, but that’s part of its appeal. Working with eCube Labs, we’ve been able to improve on what was already available and have created the perfect solution for high-footfall areas where large volumes of rubbish need to be managed. Now naturally, we are biassed. We think the Clean Cube could transform not just built environments, but also waste management and, with it, organisations’ operating costs. We are genuinely proud of what we’ve created and excited by the impact we see it having. So I can’t deny that a comment I heard about smart bins recently, threw me for a moment. The conversation was relating to the state of public parks at the end of a sunny day. You can picture the scene; overflowing, open bins with picnic rubbish including food waste...
Clean Cube, the solar powered compacting bin

Clean Cube, the solar powered compacting bin

Waste management has never been smarter From harnessing the sun’s energy to generating an income stream, the latest product launch from ESE World Ltd offers both public and private sectors an intelligent solution to waste management for densely populated areas. Clean Cube is a smart waste compacting bin which houses a standard wheelie bin and is powered by solar energy, it is available exclusively through ESE, Europe’s leading manufacturer of temporary storage solutions for waste and recycling materials. Clean Cube’s built-in sensor detects when the bin is full and swiftly compacts the contents, allowing it to hold up to eight times more rubbish, increasing the bin capacity by up to 700%, considerably reducing overflow and reducing waste collection by up to 85%. Intuitive linked software means Clean Cube bins are easy to manage and maintain, the software sends an alert when it reaches its capacity, reducing the need for manual handling and a helpful tool for planning route optimisation. Powered by solar energy, the bins can be installed anywhere that sufficient natural light is available, making them ideal for high traffic areas such as transport hubs, leisure amenities and attractions and shopping centres. In addition, Clean Cube has the ability to generate an income stream, its backlit LED or plain panel can be used for advertising placement, which gives owners an opportunity to target ideal local businesses and organisations. “We are very pleased to add Clean Cube to our product offering,” said Dave Hughes, MD of ESE World Ltd. “This bin offers a multitude of benefits, by harnessing a natural resource and utilising digital technology it will help to streamline and...