The growing use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies has the potential to improve waste management. Zotbins is a system that facilitates sustainable practices for individuals and improves waste management efficiency for organizations. Zotbins consists of waste bins fitted with sensors, a waste recognition framework, an IoT data management system, and a variety of user applications. Currently, eight Zotbins bins have been deployed in different parts of our university’s campus and the preliminary estimates show that it improves the diversion rate (percentage of waste diverted from landfills) by about 20% while generating a projected tens of thousands of dollars in revenue over the course of ten years for the university.

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