Tag «waste»

Waste collection with barges in Leiden (NL)

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CityBarge, Renewi, and their logistics partners are starting to transport commercial waste on the canals of Leiden (NL). CityBarge’s mission is to make cities more liveable by restoring existing canals and using them for city logistics. Through a combination of a zero-emission pusher tug and pushed barges, logistics flows in the inner city are transferred …

Amsterdam: real-time image recognition for waste collection

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Keeping the streets clean in a dynamic urban environment is one of the major challenges facing the Amsterdam City Council. Amsterdam Business School researcher Maarten Sukel developed a system that can recognize waste bags and other unwanted objects lying around in the street. This system can spot the object in real-time and is based on machine …

What potential is there for coordinating demolition waste in urban construction logistics?

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The largest waste types in construction projects are surplus rock, stone fractions and other construction- and demolition waste, with a large potential for reuse and recycling. In order to fulfill national and international goals of 70 % material recovery from construction and demolition projects, it is necessary to facilitate adequate management of these waste flows.

Urban strategies for waste management in tourist cities

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Europe’s cities are some of the world’s greatest tourism destinations. The socio-economic impact of tourism is extraordinary in cities, but it brings at the same time a range of negative externalities, including high levels of unsustainable resource consumption and waste production. In comparison with other cities, tourist cities have to face additional challenges related to …