November 28 marked a day of celebration for the Alliance for Downtown New York. They reached a milestone of recycling 1,000 tons of glass, plastic, metal, and paper by the 180 Bigbelly stations around the district. That is equivalent to 333 elephants, 74 NYC buses or $37B dollars worth of gold! #DownIsWhatsUp
I'm compelled to make the case: I work with robots. I hope you hear me out. Bigbelly robots…and by that I mean, Bigbelly stations... provide a 5X increase in employee productivity by automating much of the work associated with collecting trash and recycling. Our army of Bigbelly stations can be found at supermarkets, retail centers, hospitals, municipalities and college/corporate campuses. So, what is the robot case for our Bigbelly trash and recycling automation system?
The University of California at Berkeley is committed to achieving Zero Waste by 2020. This campus is setting the tone and pace for other college and universities to follow. UC Berkeley's most recent related initiative is 'Zero Waste at Chou Hall' - a campus building in the Haas School of Business that is progressing towards Zero Waste Certification and sharing best practices along the way.
"Practical and colorful" are the words used by My Plam Beach Post to describe Juipter, Florida's new Bigbelly smart waste and recycling system. Situated in the northernmost part of Palm Beach County, this beachfront community is committed to increasing recycling and decreasing their environmental impact by modernizing their waste operations.
The City of Orlando is taking steps forward in their commitment to make their community green and smart. Motivated by the prospect of adding recycling to their public space waste infrastructure, the City has deployed the Bigbelly system in their downtown area to capture recycables while pedestrians are on-the-go.
November 15th marks America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.
Nearly half of all connected Bigbelly deployments feature multiple waste streams (landfill trash, recycling, and compost) with a common goal of introducing and/or increasing public space recycling. In 2016 alone, Bigbelly’s customers with recycling and compost diverted 17,440,225 gallons (66,018,433 liters) from landfills across the world.
To help reach its goal of zero waste by 2020, the University of Florida is on its way to replacing nearly 300 traditional open top waste bins located in high volume and high profile locations with Bigbelly’s Smart Waste and Recycling System.
The East Stroudsburg University campus has captured, contained, and collected 13,680 gallons of waste in their Bigbelly smart waste and recycling system over the past 12 months.
University of Illinois at Chicago, the first state university in the cooperative to take advantage of the contract, is deploying a fleet of 116 double high capacity compactors for trash and single-stream recycling across campus
Needham, Mass., October 16, 2017 – Bigbelly, Inc., the world leading Smart City Solutions Provider specializing in smart waste and recycling systems, today announced that it was awarded a contract with the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC) – the contracting vehicle for all 13 Illinois state universities – valued at $5.7 million. Under the contract, Bigbelly will provide access up to 500 Bigbelly smart waste and recycling across any and all of the universities.
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.