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Smart City

Page is updated on Friday 9 November 2018

The Smart City or Smart City generally consists of optimizing the costs, the organization and the well-being of the inhabitants of a city.

The Smart City presents significant economic opportunities in France and abroad. According to a study recently published by Grand View Research, the global Smart City market will reach $ 1.4 trillion in 2020.

Smart cities are built to meet a multitude of challenges and challenges such as waste management, water management, energy management, urban mobility, street lighting and citizen safety. Rapid growth of the smart city market is expected with an annual rate of 13.6% increase estimated each year between 2014 and 2020.

BlueCloud offers the Blue-Trash solution, which is an integrated hardware and software solution for “Waste collection” of household waste. This solution will answer the following issues:

A) ESTABLISHMENT OF INCENTIVE PRICING TO ENCOURAGE HOUSEHOLDS TO REDUCE UNSORTED WASTE.

The Blue-Trash solution proposes to determine the pricing of unsorted waste produced, relative to the weight or volume, the final choice being left to the municipality.

Billing according to weight:

In the case of a door-to-door collection of trash cans (bins) by trucks, the garbage bins are identified by an electronic tag (RFID / NFC) indicating the coordinates of the property or co-ownership. The trucks are equipped with an on-board weighing equipment for bins and reading labels. At weighing and emptying, the “label” and “weight” information are sent to the operations center and archived for the establishment of incentive invoices.

In the case of collective garbage cans (containers in voluntary point of contribution), the deposit of waste is carried out via an identifier badge previously assigned to users and an intelligent weighing system integrated into them. This badge will allow the opening of the trapdoor of the container for the insertion of the garbage bags. When the hatch is closed, the “badge” and “weight” information is sent to the operational center and archived for the establishment of incentive invoices.

Billing according to volume (Volume-Based Waste Fee (VBWF)) :

A volume-based waste fee (VBWF) policy changes this model by charging households a metered price for the waste they generate. Implementation can be in the form of bin subscriptions with tiered pricing, mandates to use licensed bags, or requirements to attach licensed tags to each bag of waste.

By creating an economic incentive to reduce waste, VBWF programs can reduce the amount of rubbish destined for disposal by an average of 17%. Three factors contribute roughly equal amounts to this reduction: greater recycling diversion, organic waste composting, and top-line reduction in waste generation. In addition to providing an effective way to improve recycling, VBWF can help municipalities generate additional funds and allocate costs more fairly to those who generate the most waste.

In the case of door-to-door collection of trash bins by trucks, garbage bins are identified by an electronic tag (RFID / NFC) indicating the coordinates of the property or co-ownership as well as the volume. Tray. The trucks are equipped with an onboard equipment for reading labels. At the emptying, the “tag” information is sent to the operational center and archived for the establishment of incentive invoices.

In the case of collective garbage containers (containers voluntary point of contribution), the deposit of waste is carried out via an identifier badge previously assigned to users. This badge will allow the opening of a hatch of a determined volume, for the insertion of garbage bags. When the hatch is closed, the badge and trap volume information is sent to the operations center and archived for the establishment of incentive billing invoices.

Special case: determination of incentive pricing for condominiums using rolling collective bins

In order not to penalize the virtuous users in a co-ownership, BLUECLOUD solution plans to personalize, by the user, the deposit of the unsorted garbage in the rolling bins, in the manner of the collective garbage cans that is to say by setting up a deposit by badge. The information collected is made available to the condominium via a dedicated Blue-Trash application portal.

During the passage of the truck, the collection operator (garbage man) will be provided with a universal badge for opening the bin and emptying. The information sent to the operational center concerns the the whole bin, without distinction of the users of the co-ownership. The incentive bill will be sent to the condominium. The distribution of the expenses related to the treatment of the garbage with the various co-owners, will be charged to the co-ownership and will be possible according to the information collected during the deposits in the bins.

B) COLLECTIVE BINS (CONTAINERS IN VOLUNTARY POINT OF CONTRIBUTION): OPTIMIZATION OF COLLECTION ROUNDS.

Whatever the type of bin (selectively collected waste or residual household waste), they are transformed into intelligent bins with electronic sensors indicating the level of filling and weight. These sensors will transmit this information to the operational center. The collection will be planned and optimized:

  • according to a filling threshold reached in the containers,
  • depending on the weight of the containers and the Total Allowable Truck Weight (TATW),
  • depending on road traffic, road works etc …

With BlueCloud decision-support solutions integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI), the collected and archived data will enable the waste production to be mapped in order to adjust the number of bins, to organize the logistics of collection and waste treatment, to target communication on populations that need to be sensitized to sorting, etc.

Combined with prevention campaigns to reduce waste from citizens, BlueCloud’s Blue-Trash” solution will have the following social and economic impacts:

  • Decreased pricing paid by households affected by:
    • Lower processing costs per ton,
    • Decreased the export of waste,
    • Lower costs of collection.
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions and other pollutants:
    • Reduced Emissions from the collection,
    • Reduced emissions from incineration
    • Limitation of landfilling.
  • Increased recovery of waste by sorting.