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Pittsburgh sings of Victor Stanley’s smart trash successes

A World Bank report found that global trash production had reached 3.5m tons per day in 2010, the number was on course to reach 6m tons of trash per day by 2025. The cost of managing waste disposal is also on the way up, the same report forecasting an increase on average of 83% by 2025. Local authorities are beginning to respond by introducing IoT-based systems to improve waste management. One such example of the new trend is the city of Pittsburgh, which this week announced that it plans to expand its connected trash can program, following a successful pilot. Next year, the city will have 1,281 trash cans fitted with sensors that measure its fill-capacity. The sensors then alert…

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