Waste management is a vital part of modern society. Whether it’s skip bins, portable toilets, recycling or e-waste, the way we handle our waste products is becoming more and more important as people become aware of the financial and environmental issues surrounding it. You only have to look at the popularity of the Australian ABC program War On Waste to see how it’s gaining a lot of attraction in the media.
But did you know that battery powered tracking has a big part to play in the waste management sector? Small, durable, cost effective tracking devices like Oyster Cellular give players in this industry a vital advantage for a range of different reasons.
Portaloo and Skip Bin Hire Companies
Due to the mobile nature of portaloos and skip bins, hire companies that offer these services often experience significant losses due to lost, stolen or misplaced equipment. They also then have to expend further money and resources trying to recover these items, all of which can represent a significant negative impact to their bottom line in the long term.
With running times of up to 5 years, tracking devices like the Oyster, Remora and Yabby allow large operators to easily and effectively track all of their assets. The effectively eliminates losses due to theft and misplacement and also makes asset recovery a much quicker and cheaper process.
Large scale operators that install tracking devices on all of their equipment are highly likely to see a return on their investment in a short period of time.
E-Waste & Recycling Management
As public concerns over ecological matters increase, the way in which we handle our recycling and e-waste is becoming a hot button issue.
Due to the unscrupulous nature of some waste management operators, lots of waste that should be recycled ends up in landfill. According to the ABC’s War On Waste, up to 80% of e-waste worldwide is illegally dumped (and often even burnt) and this can result in the leaking of hazardous chemicals such as lead and mercury into the environment, especially into groundwater. Needless to say, this can have a severely negative impact on people that are exposed to this pollution.
So where does battery powered tracking come into it? Those that watched The War On Waste will know that presenter Craig Reucassel added battery powered GPS trackers to recycling and e-waste to find out whether or not it was ending up in the appropriate disposal facility.
Introduced by the UN Funded Basel Action Network (BAN), our GPS tracking products were reported on and featured in this series.
The main problem in the mismanagement of recycling and e-waste is the lack of accountability. Just because a waste management provider says that their doing the right thing definitely doesn’t make it true. Battery powered tracking devices give government departments and NGOs the ability to gather valuable data on the scale of the problem and also hold offending operators to account.
Whether your clients are waste management providers looking to track their assets to protect their bottom line or government departments and NGOs looking to gather data on the operations of recycling and waste management systems, durable and long-lasting battery powered tracking devices can provide them with the accountability that they need. Get in touch with us today to find out more.