Redin is an identification system that manages access to household waste receptacles to facilitate the implementation of incentive programs. To dispose of household waste, users must open the receptacle using their household's access card. Every time a household disposes of waste, it is recorded so that waste management authorities can bill the household for the number of uses. The less a household throws away, the lower the waste-disposal bill. Effective sorting of recyclables is also rewarded.
The product integrates IoT network capabilities into waste-reduction incentives in an innovative new way.
The Redin terminal is powered by a long-lasting (more than 10 years) lithium battery. It is IP68 and IP69K rated for resistance to moisture and dust and can withstand power washing. The product is robust and easy to use.
Redin is intended for municipal waste-management authorities seeking solutions for the implementation of waste-reduction incentives that respond to the "polluter pays" principle outlined in the French government's environmental agenda.
The product will meet the needs of municipalities as they roll out policies to more effectively manage voluntary waste drop-off points to align with the national environmental agenda. The product was developed under a multi-partner R&D program with Orange Labs and other companies, including BH Technologies. The purpose of the project was to determine a standard communications protocol to ensure object-to-object communications. The results of the project positioned BH Technologies to leverage a LPWAN-type radio network to transmit the data gathered by the terminal.
Redin will round out BH Technologies' existing environmental products and services with two new products. The product aligns with municipalities' waste-reduction incentive strategies and will help municipalities control costs and encourage and improve waste sorting, ultimately reducing the total volume of household waste. This will reduce the need for landfills and incinerators. The access-card and incentive system will effectively encourage citizens to more effectively sort their own household waste.
A probe (SYREN) was also developed to measure the fill level of the voluntary waste drop-off receptacles to help avoid overflow, make waste-collection schedules more efficient, and, ultimately, further encourage households to use the bins.