Smart e-waste bin
The SmartBin solution is a completely self-contained unit that is attractive enough to sit out in the open in an office or community location, increasing the availability of e-waste recycling. It uses IoT sensors to alert when the fill level is reached, and process automation technology to book a collection when full. The Smart e-waste Bins assist Fujitsu’s customers to achieve their ICT sustainability goals and complement our Digital Workplace service offerings, and provide a benefit for our customers’ staff, who can recycle e-waste from home. The bins demonstrate Fujitsu’s innovation expertise and showcase our IoT and process automation technologies.
Each bin diverts a tonne of e-waste from landfill every year (on average). Up to 97% of the e-waste recovered is recycled in an onshore facility that protects human health and the environment, preventing harmful toxins entering landfill and the illegal export of e-waste to the developing world. As Fujitsu audits the recycling processes of our e-waste recycling partner, customers are assured their data will be safely destroyed, addressing one of the key barriers to e-waste recycling. The Smart e-waste Bins are also an educational tool, reaching more than 10,000 people in 2017 with information about the importance of e-waste recycling.