Cloud view of Oulu and a man pointing a sensor

Oulu is the capital of smart waste management in Finland

Our cooperation with Haurun Jäteauto Ltd. started in 2020. The first sensors were installed in March 2021 and by the end of the year, more than 1,000 had already been installed in the Oulu region in Northern Finland.

Hauru’s customers have been satisfied with the smart waste service, which saves them time and money. Ask any property manager and they’ll agree that waste management related tasks are in the top three of most time consuming work tasks. With smart waste management there is no need for school staff or other officials to order service interruptions for the holidays or ask for additional waste collections.

Starting in 2022, Hauru also introduced the Smart Waste Bin application to their clients. With the app private home owners can order a waste collection with one push of a button. The customers have been excited about the new service which also shows how much waste each household produces.

At the forefront of development

We at Hauru had a desire to make better efforts to collect waste on time, and the goal was also to reduce the carbon footprint of our operations. Wastebook’s smart solution has been perfect for us. We now have the capacity to get more customers because smart waste management allows us to better optimize our routes.

Mikko Hauru, CEO of Haurun Jäteauto Ltd.

Mikko Hauru points at Jaete sensor
Mikko Hauru points at Jaete sensor

Dormitories at Egypt Japan University of Science and Technology in New Borg El-Arab City.

Wastebook’s and KNZ Global’s joint pilot in Egypt

In last couple of years Egypt has taken huge steps in implementation of modern waste management systems supporting IoT in new fourth generation cities like New Capital City, Alamien City and New Borg El Arab City. Egypt is also preparing to host the 27th UN Climate Change Conference CoP27 in November 2022.

In this spring Wastebook and KNZ Global have started a cooperation focusing on Egyptian waste management market. After the initial market research, Wastebook’s Smart Waste Bin app has been translated and tested in Egypt and the preparations for a pilot project on Egypt Japan University of Science and Technology – EJUST university campus are underway in cooperation with The Confederation of Egyptian-European Business Associations – CEEBA.

“With the current raising inflation and scarcity of resources, Egyptian cities are able to be smarter, more resource-efficient, and resource-saving by utilizing technology and innovation to enhance current systems. The amount of waste created is enormous and rising quickly as a result of the expanding population. Therefore, one key area that requires urgent improvement is how to handle the growing waste amounts.” KNZ Global’s presentative Heba Saeed.

The project is to be piloted in the EJUST university’s dorm with first phase capacity (one year) of 20 buildings and 320 household students.

KNZ Global is a newly established startup offering green and sustainable solutions Its main objective is the optimum use of resources and to maintain green areas.

Teknologiantie 18, 90570 Oulu, Finland


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