Bin-e offers in-the-bin sorting

Bin-e offers in-the-bin sorting

Poland-based firm says its bin can separate recyclables immediately after collection.

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The Poznan, Poland-based makers of Bin-e collection devices say attendees at the Pioneers’17 in Vienna, which took place in June 2017, showed great interest in the devices, which are designed to separate recyclables from each other by material inside the bin.

 

Bin-e says its product line “will automatically segregate your [discarded items] and free [users of public space collection bins] from the never-ending struggle whether you should throw your package into the plastics or paper.”

 

The early June Pioneers’17 event in Vienna brought together more than 2,500 people “who create the world of modern technology,” says Bin-e in a press release. “It was no coincidence that this particular place, where business meets innovation, was chosen for Bin-e’s premiere. However, the inventors did not expect the great amount of attention their device attracted.”

 

“When we found out that we were the only ones from Poland who were given the opportunity to introduce our product in the most crowded place we have ever seen, we immediately realized that it is going to be a big test,” says Marcin Lotysz, Bin-e’s chief technology officer. “The whole team worked very hard to prepare the device on time. Today was a success thanks to everyone who invested so much time, knowledge and money into the development of our smart waste bin.”

 

Bin-e says when a discarded item is placed Bin-e’s main chamber, proprietary technology allows recognition to occur so the item “is distributed to the right [interior] bin.” Additionally, says the company, the Bin-e has a compression function. “This is important because enterprises pay more not only for unsegregated waste but also for [greater density].”

 

Lotysz says people’s attitude toward waste management and discarding recyclable items inspired the invention of the Bin-e. “We had been running a company for a couple of years and segregating waste was quite a serious issue there. It seemed to be obvious, you need to put the glass waste into the bin for glass and the plastic waste into the bin for plastics. But in fact, people were always running around the office with a package trying to figure out which bin they should choose. This meant people either don't know how to do it or it is simply too much effort.”

 

Continues Lotysz, “When we dug deeper into recycling and waste management data we found out that only 10 percent of trash worldwide is being recycled. What about the rest? It is everywhere, all around the globe, polluting our environment a little bit more every day. So, we came up with a solution to [make the process] less dependent on the decisions humans make standing in front of the waste bin.”

 

He says the pilot version of Bin-e is currently being prepared and the company is planning to release it the fall of 2017. “A smart office dedicated edition is going to be available in 2018,” says Lotysz, adding, “The next stages are also already planned – an outdoor version and finally, a device we will be able

to use at our homes.”

 

Remarks Jakub Lubonski, CEO of Bin-e, “There’s still a long way to go. Our ambitions and plans are big, but for now we have to focus on the current situation and follow our plans step by step. From

the very beginning the smart waste bin was supposed to appear on the global market. Such a

strategy determines our intense search for potential partners who will help us to

commercialize the venture.”