Why should we increase recycling?
World citizenship presents itself with a challenge that will mark and greatly affect all the actions and customs of society during the coming decades. This challenge is none other than curbing climate change. The actions carried out are determined based on the ecological footprint that each country generates. In this way, the most advanced societies and therefore with the highest consumption and production should take them in a more resounding and exemplary way.
This definition clearly commits European society, and not in vain has the European Union become aware of and enacted severe regulations so that all the regions that make it up are involved in this fight. Waste management is one of the sectors affected and that should be improved the most due to its importance in the environmental panorama.
The European Union has approved several regulations related to the collection and treatment of waste, consequently forcing an increase in recycling. For this, the European entity has forced to increase the deposit rate in the landfill of the rest fraction, forcing the municipal entities to increase the recycling ratio. The most efficient way to increase recycling lies in the origin of the waste, in homes and companies, separating and classifying this waste by fractions. In companies (industries, factories …) the collection is usually by individualized container and it is easy to check the recycling of each of the companies. In the case of domiciles, the situation is different because the collection is carried out, conventionally, through a container installed on the street without giving information about the recycling of each citizen. In recent years, it has been shown that depending on the type of urban morphology of each municipality, some collection systems are better adapted than others. Door-to-door waste collection has been easily adapted to some municipalities and has successfully increased recycling at home.
Why door to door?
That the implementation of door-to-door collection increases recycling is a reality, but it is also true that without control systems it is not as effective. This type of collection allows individualizing the production of waste, giving rise to the payment per generation recommended by the European Union (PAYT – Pay As You Throw). For this, it is recommended that the entity managing this collection have tools that, in an agile but not shallow way, allow the control of the collection, identifying the production of each individual. They use control systems such as RFID identification wristbands that identify the tags of the cubes or bags. But also with the emergence of the SmartDTD it will be possible to quantify the production of waste, thus empowering payment for waste production and not just for service.
And why Distromel and SmartDTD?
Distromel is a company with extensive experience in the sector of control systems for waste collection and with a continuous investment in R+D+i, factors that combine the tools to develop this type of product. Distromel is used to providing robustness to its systems because they must work in aggressive environments such as waste collection. In addition, the technical service and support available to the company is an added value to ensure an agile and effective implementation of the system. This system adapts perfectly to the rest of the systems that Distromel has installed in the sector for more than 20 years.