Just a few more days until the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo (October 15-18, 2017 in San Antonio, TX)! We are excited to the take the stage at AASHE on day two to inspire higher education institutions stakeholders who are dedicated to global sustainability transformation.
Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA) is among the ranks of college and university campuses making a meaningful, measurable impact with their Bigbelly smart waste and recycling system. LSU recently unveiled their successes in waste containment from last year after their smart system's install in January 2016. With a motivation to reduce waste collection costs and promote recycling to the student body and staff, the Office of Facility Services has championed their great success with system to date. Way to go, LSU community!
Bigbelly Unveils Top 2016 Successes for Optimized Collections & Recycling Diversion
Needham, MA / February 7, 2017 – Bigbelly, Inc., the world leading Smart City Solutions Provider specializing in smart waste and recycling systems, revealed that a total of 112,119,235 gallons of public space waste was successfully contained in their connected systems last year. Bigbelly is proud to empower customers across fifty countries to manage this core city service in a smarter, data-driven, sustainable manner while creating the cleaner, more desirable streetscapes of today and tomorrow.
As we look back at 2016 and ahead into 2017, we reflect on and are inspired by our customer successes. We are excited to unveil the Top 25 Most Efficient College and University Deployments Using the Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling System.
Congratulations to each and every one of these college and universities, their student body, staff, and faculty! These higher education instutions are power users of their smart waste system and are taking full advantage of data-driven waste management across campus!
1. University of Alberta (AB, Canada) - 91% Average Efficiency for 2016!
2. University of California – Berkeley (CA, United States)
3. University of California – San Diego (CA, United States)
4. University of Illinois at Chicago (IL, United States)
5. University of North Texas (TX, United States)
As we look back at 2016 and ahead into 2017, we reflect on and are inspired by our customer successes. We are excited to unveil the Top 25 Highest Recycling & Compost Diversion Ratios from College and University Deployments. Congratulations to each and every one of these college and universities! We could not be more proud to be a part of these organizations' success in achieving goals related to public space recycling diversion to create a more sustainable community for today and tomorrow.
1. University of California - Merced (CA , United States) - 69% of Waste was Diverted from the Landfill!
2. University of California - San Francisco (CA, United States)
3. University of Washington - Seattle (WA, United States)
4. University of California - Berkeley (CA, United States)
5. University of California - Santa Barbara (CA, United States)
W. David Stephenson dubbes the Bigbelly solution as the "epitome of the IoT-enabled product: the trash can!" in his latest blog post. Read on to learn more:
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the epitome of the IoT-enabled product: the trash can!
My reader statistics do not indicate this blog has a heavy readership among trash cans, but let me apologize in advance to them for what I’m about to write: it’s not personal, just factual.
I’m sorry, but you municipal trash cans are pathetic!
A student elevated his interest for sustainability initiatives to fruition at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus. Each year, the college opts to pursue some type of sustainability initiatives but it is difficult for the staff to keep track of everything available. When Joshua walked around campus and garbage bins were full, he thought of the Bigbelly solar compactors seen in a local town. The university worked with this student to deliver this sustainability opportunity to campus. The campus courtyard is the “epicenter” to optimize reduction in pickup frequency, which has changed from waste pick up every day to only once a week. When a passion hits home, students really can make a difference and an environmental impact!