Starting from August 1, 2024, Hong Kong residents will be required to pay for waste disposal in a new pay-as-you-throw scheme aimed at encouraging recycling and waste reduction. Adhering to the principles of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) is crucial for minimizing costs and making a positive environmental impact. Making lifestyle changes such as avoiding unnecessary purchases and donating clothing can help reduce waste. Addressing food waste, which accounts for 30% of Hong Kong’s municipal solid waste, is essential. GF Technovation’s smart waste management systems can aid in adopting the 3Rs.
Equipped with IoT sensors, a smart bin detects its fill level and alerts waste collection services to optimize collection routes. It features a solar-powered trash compactor to reduce wasted trips. A smart food waste recycling bin uses IoT sensors and maintains hygiene through auto-deodorizing and sterilizing features. It can verify users, weigh disposed content, and record data, benefiting property or building managers. An auto-sorting recycling bin utilizes AI and image processing to categorize waste items automatically. IoT sensors trigger compaction, and a digital display indicates fill levels. Data can be viewed, and reports can be generated through an app.
Considering the upcoming pay-as-you-throw scheme, it is crucial to focus on cost savings and sustainable practices. Embracing environmentally friendly habits improves public health, quality of life, and the planet. GF Technovation, dedicated to solving waste disposal issues with smart technology, collaborates with organizations, schools, and communities to promote environmental awareness and sustainability.