Spain targets EU recycling goals through separate household waste collections
Intelligent optimisation is contributing to sustainability in Smarter Cities
More cities in Spain are looking at the possibility of collecting household waste separately or on a door-to-door basis. With this, the country is aiming to meet the EU goals to recycling 50% of the household waste in 2020. “To meet EU targets large municipalities, need to adopt policies to stimulate recycling and to introduce separate waste fraction collections whilst embracing Smart City technologies like fill level sensors”, says Gerard Kissane, Head of Sales & Business Development Spain & Portugal. “Following up on this trend is the introduction of state-of-the-art technologies like intelligent optimisation, which optimises planning and collections to avoid the rapidly increasing vehicles in the streets due to the growing number of containers required for this new kind of waste collection."