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March 31, 2020 IN News

Municipalities benefit from Smart Waste Collection during Emergencies

In this article, Annmette Haugaard explains to us how Nordsense has improved smart waste management and how it can benefit municipalities. During this Covid-19 pandemic, this technology manages the waste collection system smartly and can help to mitigate the risk of sanitation employee exposure to medical and environmental risk. 1) How does smart waste management…

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February 19, 2020 IN News

Nordsense Explores How Smart Waste Management Technology Benefits Multi-Site Campuses

If you manage facilities for a large private organization, you know that more branches equal more problems. Whether you represent a college with multiple campuses, a network of hospitals and clinics, hotels or resorts with sprawling properties, every public-facing aspect of your business is highly scrutinized. Public waste bins with overflowing trash are not only unsanitary, but…

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February 16, 2020 IN News

Smart Waste Management Isn’t Just for the First World

Many people believe that becoming a smart city is a pinnacle project for countries that are already developed. First, one becomes a gleaming, elegant, and modern metropolis. Next, the city adds smart infrastructure on top. Copenhagen was recently named the “World’s Smartest City” in March 2019 due to its use of advanced electrical infrastructure, instrumented…

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December 5, 2019 IN News

New York City: A Lesson in Waste Management Inefficiency

Back in 1957, New York City made a decision that sparked a 60+ year downward spiral that has resulted in a near-crisis in 2019. The city stopped collecting commercial trash and forced businesses to hire private carting companies for waste management. This might not seem like a big deal, but the reality is that this…

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November 19, 2019 IN News

Smart Waste Management: Hospitality’s new hero?

When it comes to signs of disorganization and economic depression, there’s no surer benchmark than an overflowing trash bin – at least to the untrained eye and overflowing trash might just be a sign that a lot of people live in a built-up area, but tourists and visitors won’t know the difference. By: Travis Sales,…

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November 19, 2019 IN News

Partnership to Bring Intelligence to Commercial Waste Bins

Ingram Micro is employing Nordsense technology to identify waste containers’ fill levels using laser optical sensors, then is transmitting data via a cellular connection and using that information to provide waste collection management to collectors and cities, in order to improve collection routing and reduce energy consumption. By Claire Swedberg Information technology company Ingram Micro is partnering…

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November 5, 2019 IN News

Top 100 Smart City Partners – The Newsweek Momentum Awards

We descended the trees and effortlessly organized into groups, due to the communal disposition of the human spirit. When the sun disappeared beyond the horizon, it was safer to live together. Agriculture and trade routes allowed settlements to flourish and prosper. Bound by social, practical, and economic desires, what set forth from our nascent cities…

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October 29, 2019 IN News

Optimizing Waste Pickups to Decrease Disposal Costs

By: Travis Sales via Smart City Press Waste pickups can be an outsized concern for towns and cities. The cost to dispose of municipal solid waste (MSW) has been rising steadily for the last few years. In 2017, it costs an average of $50.30 per ton to dispose of MSW, and that cost is expected to reach…

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October 23, 2019 IN News

San Francisco Deems Nordsense Intelligent Waste Bin Sensors a Success

Nordsense, a Denmark-based artificial intelligence-based waste management technology company, has partnered with the City of San Francisco to optimize waste collection across the city. Read the full case story here The results were an 80 percent drop in the number of overflowing bins, as well as a 64 percent decrease in illegal dumping and a…

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August 7, 2019 IN News

Managing Summer Trash: How to Handle Tourism’s Effect on Waste

It’s fair to say major cities around the world want cleaner streets, but waste management gets more complicated during seasons such as summer that see spikes in tourism. For example, tourists cause an almost 40% spike in plastic entering the Mediterranean Sea each summer according to a 2018 report from WWF. The surge in marine…

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