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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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June 3, 2019 IN News

Meet Nicolai Bentsen: Five Questions For Nordsense’s New VP of Development

We’re excited to welcome our new VP of Development, Nicolai Bentsen, who joins us from a previous position as VP of Data at Vivino. As one of the first employees at Vivino, Nicolai was instrumental in transforming that company into the world’s largest online wine marketplace by structuring vast datasets for use in a manageable,…

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April 5, 2019 IN News

New Management Team Members

We are excited to announce the addition of 3 new members to the management team at Nordsense. This is an important part of our growth strategy and will be instrumental to executing our ambitious plans. After securing important contracts with San Francisco and Copenhagen; we see many cities excited to do similar projects. Implementing the Nordsense…

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March 28, 2019 IN News

A drum roll for our impact on waste

Today, Norrsken foundation launched the Impact Week which will take place in September in Stockholm and at the same time announced their take on the best impact StartUps building a business to solve societal and environmental problems. The list includes some true rock stars within the StartUp space and we are honored to be included…

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