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  1. Ecosense SmartBin Pro, the innovative IoT trash can that opens via a web app from Partitalia

    "Ecosense SmartBin Pro" is the innovative IoT trash can that opens via a web app

    Milan, December 18, 2023 - From January 9 to 12, 2024, Partitalia will fly to Las Vegas, Nevada, to take part in the "Consumer Electronic Show (CES®)." Partitalia is an Italian tech company with expertise in Waste Collection that develops innovative solutions using advanced technologies, optimizing collection, quality and traceability of deliveries, to significantly reduce environmental impact.

    At ‘CES’ 2024, in the ITA (Italian Trade Agency) hall - booth 62202,

    18 December 2023
  2. Recycled PVC

    Recycled PVC cards represent, together with degradable PVC cards, a more sustainable alternative to standard PVC cards. PVC has advanced mechanical recycling properties and can be recycled up to eight times.

    The PVC, polyvinyl chloride, if incinerated releases dioxins and other organochlorines into the atmosphere. In the Green Paper ‘Environmental Issues of PVC’ presented in Brussels by the European Commission in June 2000, we read: ‘Upon incineration, PVC waste generates hydrochloric acid (HCl) in the flue gas, which needs to be neutralised.’ Hence the need to put a less polluting alternative on the market.

    13 November 2023
  3. iswa 2023_partitalia presents exoskeletons for waste collection

    How Exoskeletons will transform the work of waste collection workers

    Waste-Management-World.com - October 2023

    Partitalia, an Italian company that aims to transform waste collection through cutting-edge IoT and RFID technologies, is working with the "Technology and Design for Healthcare (TeDH)" laboratory at Politecnico di Milano to investigate the possibilities presented by these emerging research areas. The findings of the research will be showcased by the ICT firm in Lainate during the ISWA World Congress 2023. The event is a key platform for experts and scholars from across the globe in the field of solid waste management. The dangers pertaining to the occupation of collection operatives will also be discussed. The Congress is slated to be held in Muscat,

    13 October 2023
  4. Exoskeletons in waste collection_partitalia at iswa 2023

    Partitalia presents this technology at ISWA World Congress 2023, 30 October to 1 November

    Milan, 11 October 2023 - Exoskeletons and wearable technology as a valuable tool to improve the health and well-being of waste collection workers. Partitalia, an Italian tech company with the mission of revolutionising waste collection through state-of-the-art IoT and RFID technology solutions, in collaboration with the "Technology and Design for Healthcare (TeDH)" laboratory of the Politecnico di Milano, has explored the opportunities offered by these new research fields. The results of the study will be presented by the Lainate-based ICT company at the ISWA World Congress 2023, the flagship event of the International Solid Waste Association, which brings together professionals and academics from

    11 October 2023
  5. Exoskeletons for waste collectors

    Worker with exoskeleton

    Man with exoskeleton

    Woman with exoskeleton

    Among wearable technologies, the work exoskeleton represents an important tool to improve waste collectors’ health and safety.

    Waste collection is a physically demanding task that is associated with multiple occupational and musculoskeletal disorders. Several risk factors and working conditions affect the health and the safety of waste collectors. Frequent lifting of heavy loads, high repetitive tasks, long work duration and insufficient recovery are significant risk factors that may result in chronic injuries and diseases.

    THE WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

    Wearable technology includes a multiplicity of devices developed to be worn and accessible by the user and including a platform for the sensing of different signals related

    17 May 2023
  6. Contrada Sant’Ambrogio, stirrup

    Partitalia donated 350 rfg tags to create accessible routes for blind people

     


    Milan, 17 May 2022 – At the Palio di Legnano, a ‘talking’ floor was used to create tactile accessible routes for blind people. In May 2022, for the historic event held every year in Legnano, a city in the Province of Milan, Partitalia srl, an Italian ICT company, donated 350 RFG tags to the Contrada Sant’Ambrogio for installation under the ceramic flooring of the new manor house.

    17 May 2022
  7. Girl and slow tourism

    New trends in the hospitality sector identified at BIT, held at Fieramilanocity

     

    Workations combine both work and holidays, but also proximity tourism, which is ‘slow’ and above all, responsible. If the hospitality sector needs new impetus, it is looking towards innovation — ready to welcome ‘digital nomads’ — and sustainability — meeting the needs of travellers who have developed a new awareness of caring for the planet after the pandemic.

    Trends that will drive the sector’s recovery in the new season were identified at BIT 2022, the International Tourism Exchange, which is back in person this year from 10 to 12 April in the halls of Fieramilanocity. 

     
    11 May 2022
  8. wooden cards by Partitalia

    Wooden cards have the same thickness and size of plastic cards, as well as high strength and durability. Eco-friendly and with a unique design, they are ideal for access control and loyalty projects.

    26 April 2022
  9. Minto Sushi_wooden cards

    Fully eco-friendly gift cards made of bamboo are the choice for this sushi restaurant in Merano 

    Milan, 5 April 2022 – Wood, a biodegradable and recyclable material, becomes the star of cards and sustainable smart cards with a unique design. Partitalia Srl, an Italian ICT company established in 2001 that manufactures and markets smart cards, tags, RFID readers and IoT solutions throughout Europe, enriches its commercial range with wooden cards to meet the ever increasing number of companies actively committed to protecting the environment through concrete actions. Like Minto Sushi Gourmet, an exclusive sushi restaurant & delivery in Merano (Bolzano), which renewed its gift

    6 April 2022
  10. low frequency 125 khz

    Passive RFID Low Frequency operates in the 125-134 kHz range. The LF band is suitable for proximity readings at a distance of less than 30 cm and it works well in presence of metals. Its main applications are access control and traceability of animals. 

    LF (Low Frequency) operates in the 125–134 kHz range. This is the lower end of the radio frequency spectrum. LF was the first used for automatic identification: its market presence is still very significant today.

    1 March 2022
  11. RFID technology UHF 868 MHz

    Like high-frequency waves, the ultra high-frequency band lies at the upper end of the frequency spectrum. Unlike HF, which can be used worldwide, UHF differs significantly by country: in Europe 865–868 MHz, in the USA 920 MHz and in Asia 950 MHz.

    Ultra High Frequency: features and applications

    Introduced rather recently in Italy, the use of the ultra high-frequency began to spread in 2007

    1 March 2022
  12. HF at 13,56 MHz

    HF (high frequency) operates at a frequency of 13.56 MHz and can be used worldwide. 

    Contactless smart cards, whose operation is regulated by the ISO/IEC 14443 and ISO/IEC 15693 standards, work at a high frequency.

    1 March 2022
  13. Gualtiero Cortellini_Consorzio Trasferimento Tecnologico

    We interviewed Gualtiero Cortellini on artificial intelligence. Director General, Consorzio per il Trasferimento Tecnologico C2T, Milan's innovation hub, is involved in supporting SMEs, in the realisation of innovative ideas and R&D and Industry 4.0 projects.

    Can you tell us about your idea of artificial intelligence?

    In theory, everyone probably knows what artificial intelligence is. It attempts to simulate human behaviour

    21 February 2022
  14. Wooden card for hotel

    Wooden hotel cards are a sustainable alternative to classic plastic cards. RFID technology can be integrated inside the wooden cards, which is useful for access control in hotels and accommodations.

    Cards for hotels and the hospitality sector (B&Bs, campsites, holiday resorts, cruises) perform two basic functions: they open room doors and activate the energy saver, the pocket inside the room that allows the lights to be switched on. In addition, they can be used to access special areas such as swimming pools or spas, specific floors and the car park.

    Hotels: Why Choose Wooden Cards?

    15 November 2021
  15. Custom printing cards

    How does the printing of customised cards take place? The printing process consists of several steps, from checking the graphics to quality control. Continuous interaction with our customer service and graphic designers enables us to provide customers with fully personalised cards.

    The cards customisation process consists of the following steps:

    • graphics checks and approvals;
    16 September 2021
  16. ISO standards for plastic card

    According to which criteria are plastic cards, the ones in your wallets, produced? The smart cards used routinely are products that have to comply with ISO standards, which standardise the size and function of the card.

    The first reference standard is ISO 7810-2019, which says that the card must be produced with the following

    3 September 2021
  17. Degradable PVC cards

    The most common material used to produce cards — credit/debit cards, fidelity cards and supermarket loyalty cards, ID badges for access control at companies, hotels, gymnasiums, and so on — is PVC

    The PVC, polyvinyl chloride, is a thermoplastic polymer consisting of 57% sea salt and 43% crude oil and is widely used in an extensive range of industrial and technical applications, the disposal of PVC

    5 August 2021
  18. Global semiconductor shortage

    The global shortage of semiconductors has created serious difficulties for the ICT, automotive, and consumer electronics sectors for several months. But what are the consequences for prices and lead times? And what strategies is Partitalia adopting to mitigate the risk?

    The shortage of electronic components, or chip shortage, as it is called, can be traced to many events that have occurred since late 2019. 

    Chip shortage: the causes*

    • Covid-19 and factory shutdowns

    The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 resulted in a temporary shutdown of factories, leading to a general economic slowdown. Major global players in the automotive sector — the leading market in the semiconductor ind

    12 July 2021
  19. Paolo Nepa

    Paolo Nepa, lecturer at Department of Information Engineering at University of Pisa, is explaining how the RFID technology changed our way of life and which is its future.

    Interview with Paolo Nepa, University of Pisa – Second part

    How has RFID changed the way we live?

    People now use certain RFID applications without even realising it. I’m thinking of identification badges, those without a magnetic stripe precisely because the magnetic stripe has been replaced by a tag inside the badge — badges used to manage people entering and exiting company premises, or bus or train smart passes.

    We can also consider anti-counterfeiting systems for medicines

    15 April 2021
  20. Paolo Nepa

    What is RFID and how does it work? Why is this a revolutionary technology?
    We asked Paolo Nepa, lecturer at the Department of Information Engineering at University of Pisa.

    Interview with Paolo Nepa, University of Pisa – First part

    What is RFID?

    The acronym RFID stands for radio-frequency identification system, that is, we have a transmitter that emits an signal via radio waves that is received by a tag. This tag contains a simple antenna and chip on which a serial number is stored that uniquely identifies the object the tag is attached to.
    It

    8 April 2021
  21. Worker with wearable Discovery Safety

    On 31 March, the new Partitalia Academy webinar will offer insights into IoT devices for security

    Milan, 23 March 2021 – Wearable technology to improve the safety of lone workers and facilitate emergency management. Partitalia srl, an ICT company based in Lainate (Milan) that has been producing and marketing RFID smart cards, tags and readers throughout Europe for the past twenty years, in collaboration with the engineering company Sensor ID, is launching ‘Discovery Safety’, the wearable device that monitors solo work, communicating emergency situations to a control unit for instant

    23 March 2021
  22. Gift card GDO and Retail

    In my 20 years of experience as a sales manager in the world of cards, I would never have imagined that gift cards would become a tool to support families in need. Also in foreign markets, gift cards have always been a means of early invoicing for large retailers.

    Gabrio Mechetti, Card Sales Manager of Partitalia

    The 100K card order!

    During the lockdown, I was contacted by two supermarket chains asking if I could fill an order for 100,000 cards with three different subjects in a very short time: I had just three days.

    I never expected such a request, since one of the customers had fully withdrawn the same amount of cards and had also already placed an order back in January. At Partitalia, we have no problems with

    15 March 2021
  23. Wearable and IoT sensor technology for workplace safety

    Wearable devices and IoT sensors are, today, a concrete support for both accident prevention and immediate management of workplace emergencies. In particular, IoT devices and solutions will make lone workers' lives safer.

    Accidents at work: an overview

    According to the ILO (International Labour Organisation) a worker dies every 15 seconds as a result of an occupational accident or disease. Every 15 seconds, 153 workers suffer an accident at work. 

    It is estimated that more than 2.3 million workers die each year from work-related accidents or occupational diseases. 

    In Italy, 405,538 work accidents were reported and recognised by INAIL (National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work) in 2019. Around 18.6% of these occurred ‘outside the company’, i.e. whe

    11 March 2021
  24. Near Field Communication technology

    Near Field Communication (NFC) is a type of short-range radio-frequency communication technology. The expression 'Near Field Communication' can be translated as 'communication in proximity fields'.

    Near Field Communication allows two devices to communicate — both can send and receive information — in contactless mode up to a theoretical distance of 10–20 cm, but which in practice reaches 4 cm.
    It operates at high frequency (13.56 MHz), transferring data at a speed of up to 424 kilobits per second, with an average speed of 106 kbps. 

    NFC technology dates back to 2004, when Nokia, Philips and Sony — later joined by other multinationals including LG, Samsung and Microsoft — founded the NFC Forum, an international non-profit organisation for the creation and dissemination of the NFC standard. 

    Near Field Communication can be considered a subcate

    7 January 2021
  25. David Risi Risingtech

    Camping Europa Cavallino in Jesolo (Venice) has implemented Partitalia's 'Discovery Gate' RFID readers for access control. 

    David Risi, delegate of the campsite and partner of Risingtech, a company that takes care of the technical management of the campsite, talks about his experience with Partitalia's RFID readers.

    Where did the need to install the “Discovery G

    17 December 2020
  26. Gaetano Russo S.I.BE.G.

    550 wearable devices reconstruct the contacts history of Catania’s and Tirana’s plants

    MILAN, 11th November 2020 - Partitalia srl, Italian company operating in the ICT sector since 2001, produces and markets smart cards, tags and RFID readers throughout Europe. During the first lockdown of March, it has been chosen by S.I.BE.G. srl, the “The Coca-Cola Company’s” soft drinks’ bottling company in Sicily. The company bought 550 Partitalia’s “Close-to-me” devices to track the social distancing of Catania’s and Tirana’s plant.

    The meeting between S.I.BE.G. and Partitalia

    «In March, at the peak of the Covid-19 e

    10 November 2020
  27. SIBEG and Close-to-me for social distancing

    S.I.BE.G. Ltd has chosen Partitalia’s “Close-to-me” devices at its plant in Catania and at the CCBS plant in Tirana, a company in the same group. We interviewed Gaetano Russo, Procurement Manager at S.I.BE.G. Ltd.

    Interview with Gaetano Russo, Procurement Manager at S.I.BE.G.

    4 November 2020
  28. partitalia academy_free webinars about iot and iop

    IoT, IoP, AI, 5G and RFID are just some of the topics that will be discussed by professional experts in new technologies

    MILAN, 8 September 2020 - Partitalia srl, an Italian ICT company established in 2001, manufactures and markets smart cards, tags and RFID readers for distribution throughout Europe. ‘Partitalia Academy’ opens its doors in September 2020 after the summer holidays. This free learning academy offers the opportunity to explore the lat

    5 September 2020
  29. Organic or Recyclable Cards

    The webinar ‘Organic or recyclable cards? A guide to choosing’ explains the differences between the various materials used for printable cards and RFID chip technology. How did we achieve this? Gabrio Mechetti, Card Sales Manager at Partitalia, answers some questions often asked by our customers.

    • The term biodegradable designates a material that undergoes biological degradation or complete biodegradation. If a card made of biodegradable material is disposed of in the environment, it degrades and becomes biomass. Its chemical composition dissolves into individual elements, which yield naturally occurring biomass.
    • Degradation is the molecular breakdown of a complex chain into a simple material. If we take a material that has a molecular chain composed of xyz, such as PVC, and add
    1 September 2020
  30. Close to me and Vita_wearable covid 19

    Partitalia launches two wearable devices to improve people’s lives in the time of Covid-19

    MILAN, 19th May 2020 - Partitalia srl, Italian company operating in the ICT sector since 2001, produces and markets smart cards, tags and RFID readers throughout Europe. In April 2020, in partnership with the engineering company SensorID, launched

    21 April 2020
  31. degradable PVC cards_green materials

    Partitalia produces RFID cards and eco-sustainable smart cards

    MILAN, 5th February 2020 - Partitalia srl, Italian company operating in the ICT sector since 2001, produces and markets smart cards, tags and RFID readers throughout Europe. Since January 2020, it has expanded its product range to include RFID cards and smart cards in degradable PVC thanks to the work of a new R&D team dedicated to the study of innovative materials and,

    6 February 2020
  32. Fabio Adezio and Paolo Perego at the event

    The mayor of the first town in the world to use the Blockchain for waste collection talks to us about the early days, the benefits and its application

    MILAN, 8th November 2019 - Partitalia srl, Italian company operating in the ICT sector since

    8 November 2019
  33. Discovery Mobile_the wearable device

    The event on 7th November: “Blockchain and wearable RFID device for certified management of PAYT waste collection” 

    MILAN, 25th September 2019 - Partitalia srl, Italian company operating in the ICT sector since 2001, produces and markets smart cards, tags and RFID readers throughout Europe. Again this year it will be taking part in Ecomondo, the reference trade fair for innovation in the cir

    25 September 2019
  34. waste management system with rfid

    When is it appropriate to measure the volume of residual municipal waste by means of a fixed antenna installed on the waste-collection truck? And which are the technical features of the RFID reader? Find out more in this article.

    During door-to-door waste collection, the amount of undifferentiated waste produced and delivered by the user— which is used to calculate the variable part of the fee — ‘is measured directly by measuring the weight or indirectly by measuring the volume of waste delivered by each user’, as specified in Art. 6 of the Ministerial Decree of 20 April 2017 on the door-to-door waste collection fee. Indirect weighing, in particular, can be: 

    a) carried out on board the vehicle carrying out the collection, through the identification of the container or bag;

    b) carried out by a device in the collection operator's possess

    10 September 2019
  35. Bag and bin for RFID waste management

    In this article we talk about the comparison between bag and bin in the pay as you throw rfid waste collection of general waste.

    In the municipalities where the pay as you throw rfid waste collection is implemented, the variable part of the PAYT is calculated on the unseparated part produced and consigned by the user – the RUR (Residual Urban Waste), i.e. “the waste remaining from the separated collection of urban and similar wastes”, according to the definition of the Ministerial Decree of 20th April 2017 on the pay as you throw tariff system. 

    The pay as you throw metering of the general waste “consigned is by direct weighing, with detection of the weight, or indirectly by detecting the volume of the wastes consigned by each user”, as set out in Article 6 of the Italian Decree; indirect weighing (volumetric calculation) is the more wide

    6 September 2019
  36. Bins and bags identified with RFID technology

    For the pay as you throw system, the best method for identifying the consignment of bag and bins is RFID technology

    The Italian Ministerial Decree of 20th April 2017 on the pay as you throw tariff, in Article 3, introduces the issue of identifying users when the pay as you throw tariff system is implemented, establishing that this “tales place by assigning a unique personal code to each user”. More specifically, Article 5 sets the minimum requirements for the identification and pay as you throw metering for the quantity of waste:

    "1. The user, to which the pay as you throw metering for the quantity of waste is associated, is identified directly and uniquely, by means of electronic control devices built into the container or bag with which the waste is consigned or by suitable equipment installed in special consignment points, such as containers with volumetric lim

    3 September 2019
  37. Rfid waste management, weight and volume

    Calculating the weight and volume in pay as you throw waste collection: the pros and cons of the two measuring methods and the advantages of the RFID system, typical of RFID waste management method.

    In the pay as you throw collection process, “pay as you throw metering of the quantity of the wastes consigned is obtained by determining, as a minimum requirement, the weight or volume of the Residual municipal solid waste (MSW) consigned by each user to the waste management public service”, as set out by Article 4 of the Italian Ministerial Decree dated 20th April 2017 on the pay as you throw tariff. Again, Article 6 of the decree sets out that “the quantity of waste consigned is measured by direct weighing with detection of the weight, or indirectly by detecting the volume of the wastes consigned by each user and can be: 

     a) carried out on board the vehicle carrying out the collection, throu

    29 August 2019
  38. Tourist peaks and rfid wearable device during waste management

    The scalability of the wearable RFID devices is a key for the management of tourist peaks in RFID waste management.

    In tourist destinations, the rfid pay as you throw waste collection process is subject to changes during different periods of the year - the winter for mountain locations, the summer for seaside ones - in which the greatest concentration of visitors occur. For the Municipal Authorities, managing the tourist peaks effectively is indispensable for applying the rfid pay as you throw waste collection system correctly.

     

    Scalability and tourist peaks

    Scalability is a physical concept and indicates, by definition, the capacity of a system to expand ad infinitum; a scalable system manages to expand its dimensions keeping its quality and efficiency unaltered. 

    In the season where the tourist peak occurs, the

    21 June 2019
  39. 7 June: meeting Clab and Startup Grind

     Partitalia in support of startups on the Italian territory

    In recent years, support for the startup ecosystem has become of primary importance for Partitalia. From 2014 to 2017, the company collaborated with Wallet-E, a digital solution for collection and payment systems. Furthermore, in 2017, Partitalia signed a stake with Sensor ID, an innovative company with operational headquarters in Campochiaro (Campobasso), founded in 2010 by a team of engineers, which operates in the field of design and production of RFID devices. 

    Sensor ID's business focuses on the world of the Internet of Things (RFID readers, RFID tags, wearables, IoT sensors).A win-win relationship, the one between Partitalia

    18 June 2019
  40.  Maintenance with RFID technology

    Among the environmental projects collateral to waste collection, we find the road maintenance. In this case, the wearable RFID is a simple tool for certifying that the street bins and other furniture have been emptied.

    In the city, the regular emptying of the street bins for waste collection is a particularly important necessity for cleanliness and public decorum. The same requirement concerns public parks, where maintenance and decorum are fundamental so that citizens can enjoy the green spaces.

    Just like the benches, drains, road signs, street lights, parking obstacles, games in the parks, advertising hoardings and other street furniture, the waste bins are municipally owned assets: a series of questions are connected with emptying them, such as you read in the list below.

    The emptying of waste bins

    ♦  Urban Decorum

    In particularly p

    18 June 2019
  41. 5th of June: Startup Grind event

    At the event on 5 June 2019 organised by Startup Grind, attended by Partitalia, the topic was Research and Venture Capitalism in support of Innovation.

    Partitalia and collaborations with research centers of excellence

    Research is a central aspect of Partitalia's work. In fact, the company invests more than 7% of its annual turnover in R&D, equal to approximately 4,659 million euros (source: 2018 Financial Statements). In particular, in the three-year period 2016-2018, attention to Research and Development led to an increase of more than 25% in turnover; in the same period, 8 people were involved in R&D, one of which was totally involved

    17 June 2019
  42. Rfid reader for waste management

    Among the systems for the RFID pay as you throw waste collection, there is a close relationship between the RFID reader, i.e. the hardware that reads the RFID tag placed on the bag or bin, and the software that collects the data collected during the punctual reading and processes it.

    For municipalities that are moving from the waste tax (TAI) to the pay as you throw tariff system (PAYT), the choice of the most suitable hardware and software for their requirements is of fundamental importance and must be made in a fully informed way, evaluating the two components at the same time. 

    Choosing hardware and software: preliminary operations

    A municipal authority that is preparing to design a rfid pay as you throw system needs to perform some preliminary analyses.

    ♦ Analysis of the area

    11 June 2019
  43. The Partitalia RFID reader and the GDPR

    Discovery Mobile, the Partitalia RFID reader, is privacy by default: it does not collect sensitive data, while its position is only recorded for a voluntary act and the ID is not associated with the operator.

    4 June 2019
  44. RFID wearables for rfid waste management

    In the pay as you throw waste collection, the wearable devices for reading the RFID tags are fitted with GPS (Global Positioning System) to detect the coordinates – latitude and longitude – for the point where the collection occurs.

    The “tools from which even the possibility of remote control of workers’ activities” are quoted in Italian Legislative Decree 151/2015 on the simplification of work and equal opportunities, the decree implementing the enabling act on work 183/2014 (so-called Jobs Act), which sets out that “they can be used exclusively for organisational and production requirements, work safety and the protection of the company assets and can be installed subject to collective agreement stipulated by the unit trade union representatives and the company trade union representatives” (Article 23).

    In this regard, the purpose of the GPS on the wearable RFID device is to reveal

    4 June 2019
  45. What are the models for pay-as-you-throw

    Choosing the right model to calculate the rfid pay as you throw tariff is fundamentally important for implementing the “Pay-As-You-Throw” principle. The simplest method for applying the PAYT is RFID waste collection.

    Waste tax vs RFID Pay As You Throw tariff

    While the waste tax (TARI) is calculated according to almost equal parameters everywhere, the RFID Pay-As-You-Throw tariff system needs specific models.    

    The TARI, introduced starting from 2014 with Act 147 of 27th December 2013, is the tax intended to finance the costs of waste collection and disposal and is charged to the user. “The pre-requisite of the TARI is the possession or holding of premises or uncovered areas, for any reason and for any use, which may be susceptible to producing urban wastes”. 

    Thi

    30 May 2019
  46. RFID payt

    After 6th June 2019, Italian municipalities will have to adopt the legislation on the Pay As You Throw tariff (PAYT).


    The Ministerial Decree of 20th April 2017 introduced the regulations on the Pay As You Throw waste collection system (PAYT), which sets out the “criteria whereby the municipalities create pay as you throw metering systems for the quantity of waste consigned to the public service or management systems featuring the use of corrective action to share out the cost of the service, aimed at implementing an effective tariff model that is consistent with the service rendered and fully covers the costs for the management service of urban and similar wastes”. 

    The Ministerial Decree entered into force on 6th June of the same year, fifteen days after it was published in the Official Journal on 22nd May 2017 and will become effective on 6th Jun

    30 May 2019
  47. data analysis_RFID payt

    In RFID Pays As You Throw waste collection, the put-out index is the ratio between daily consignments and total of users. Critically analysing the put-out index allows municipalities to derive statistical information about the collection in their territory.

     

    In RFID Pay As You Throw waste collection

    14 May 2019
  48. OPEN INNOVATION-THE FUTURE NOW

    Startup Grind Pisa&Lucca is born.

    At the Polo di Navacchio appointment with Open Innovation

    New Tuscan chapter of community for innovators in partnership with Google for Startups;

    Guests at the launch event Riccardo Bruschi (TT Tecnosistemi), Giovanni Polidori and Federico Davini (A11-Venture), Alberto Ratti (BIBA Venture Partners), Massimiliano Bartolozzi (Lucart) and Alfonso Santitoro (Startup24)
    Tuesday, March 12, 5:00 p.m. Polo Tecnologico Navacchio - Incubator Auditorium Via Giuntini, 13 - Navacchio (Pisa)

    PRESS RELEASE

    Open Innovation in the words and experiences of those who 'build' it every day. Tuesday, March 12, at 5 p.m., in the Incubator Auditorium of the Polo Tecnologico di Navacchio (Pisa) is scheduled "Open Innovation: the Future is Now," the launch event of Startup Grind Pisa&Lucca, a new Tuscan chapter of the community

    12 April 2019
  49. rfid payt_prepaid bag or rfid tag

    Municipalities that apply the RFID Pays As You Throw tariff use bags or bins equipped with RFID tags, which are read by the antenna fixed on the vehicle or the device worn by the operator. It is not just counting, since the tag reading adds a set of information to the data.

    When implementing Pay As You Throw waste collection, the data detected by the software for the pay as you throw reading comprises three fundamental parameters, i.e. it comes from the combination of three databases:

    1. Municipal database: this comprises the invoice addressees, i.e. the residential and non-residential users – commercial, industrial, professional and production businesses in general, communities – in the municipality where Pay As You Throw waste collection is implemented; the residential ones, in turn, can be coded as individual (independent residents) and group (bl
    22 March 2019
  50. Workers during RFID PAYT

    The correlation between ergonomics and RFID wearable technology is the answer to the work-related difficulties of workers.

    Emptying the bin and throwing the bag: pros and cons

    In RFID PAYT waste collection, there are two main work processes and these differ depending on the containers used: emptying of bins and tossing of bags. The emptying process is a single pick up: the waste collector picks up one bin at a time and empties it into the truck hopper. Instead, in tossing the bag, the waste collector picks up from four to five bags at the same time and tosses them into the hopper together.

    Both methods have pros and cons.

    22 March 2019
  51. PAYT data analysis with RFID wearable devices

    In PAYT waste collection, reading the RFID tags on trash bins or bags using a RFID wearable device provides information in a normalised, standard string.

    The string, read from left to right, contains the following information:

    • the ID of the device: the wearable wristband bears the ID of the device, never the name of the waste collector. As provided for by the EU Regulation on the protection of data 2016/679 (GDPR), it is not possible to associate the name of the person who uses the device or the device serial number on any type of server;
    • the battery level;
    • the date and time the RFID
    22 March 2019
  52. Why choose RFID wearable for PAYT waste management?

    In Pay As You Throw waste management, the RFID wearable device is the choice that best meets the needs of municipalities and waste collection companies approaching PAYT tariff. 

    RFID Pay As You Throw waste management: the requirements of the municipalities and the waste collection companies

    Currently, the municipalities that decide to adopt Pay As You Throw waste management can measure the general wastes by identifying and recording the number of times the wheelie bin is emptied or the number of consignments by the user, if a bag is used. 

    In particular, the number of times the bins are emptied, or consignments, can be measured by a transponder (RFID tag) which is read by a device mounted on the vehicle (antenna) or directly by the operator by means of

    22 March 2019
  53.  How workers can do their job safely in rfid payt

    Safety’s studies are vital in making rfid pay as you throw waste collection easier

    Italian Legislative Decree 81/08 - “Consolidation Act on Occupational Health and Safety” establishes that the employer must draw up a Risk Assessment Document (DVR) that identifies possible risks present at the work site as well prevention measures for workers’ health and safety with the aim of eliminating or, at least, reducing danger situations. 

    The most common risks to the worker during timely waste collection

     

    • Lone working

    The Risk Assessment Document identifies a way of working that people operating in sectors of public interest such as maintenance, surveillance and, of course, waste collection are subject to: lone working. This work is carried out in full autonomy, without supervision and isolated from other subjects.

    12 March 2019
  54. the definition of industry 4.0

    Four fundamental points help to frame the Industry 4.0 phenomenon: the use of data as a tool to create value (big data); the extraction of value from collected data (analytics); the human-machine interaction; the transition from digital to real in the form of produced goods and services.

    Up to a few years ago, very little was said of Industry 4.0 in public discussions and even less in daily life conversations, at least in our country. However, the expression rapidly became established and is now on the tip of many people’s tongues. A popularity that grew rapidly, especially after the entry of Industry 4.0 onto the political scene and the debate generated by government decisions.
    Speaking of Industry 4.0 may perhaps be fashionable, but the p

    13 February 2019
  55. IoT_where it applies and what it is about

    With IoT, the English acronym for 'Internet of Things', we mean the large digital network that we have come to know and use in every moment of the day.

    Almost any object can be connected to the Internet of Things, provided it has an identifying address (e.g. IP address), i.e. a numerical label allowing it to be identified uniquely on the Network, and software that gives it the possibility of exchanging data through the same Network without human intervention. The list of things connected to the IoT is enormous and can be continuously updated: you go from car light bulbs and fitness equipment to video cameras, from radios and TVs to air conditioning systems. 


    The things that are part of the IoT are “intelligent” like the machinery we spoke about on the subject of Industry 4.0

    13 February 2019
  56. The managing of the punctual tariff regulation in Europe

    The origins of the Pay As You Throw legislation and how the European Union approached the “circular” economic model.


    Since the environmental scandals of the 1970s and 1980s, European environmental policy has changed, and the European Union has begun working to make the environment in which we live better. This is an issue that has been increasingly felt in recent times, as is especially evident in current topics covered by both national and international media.

    The topic is particularly heartfelt because as the population grows, the demand for raw materials also grows exponentially, with increasing environmental and climate impacts, aimed to worsen in the absence of careful resource exploitation policies.

    The "circular" economic model

    The answer to this is the introduction of a "circular" economy model with the goal of minimizing the amount of waste to

    10 January 2019
  57. Partitalia's RFID wearable device_for the punctual waste tariff

    Consac srl, the waste collection service in the Chieti area, is experimenting Partitalia’s waste RFID technology, in order to arrive at the application of the PAYT tariff. Thanks to the use of the wearable device Discovery Mobile, waste collection in Miglianico has reached 83%.

    There are many Italian municipalities that have responded to the adjustment of the Pay As You Throw waste tariff (PAYT), following the Ministerial Decree of April 20, 2017

    17 December 2018
  58. Partitalia RFID wearable_the advantages in work management

    «Flexible, innovative and versatile»: these are the three adjectives that define Partitalia’s technologies, in particular, “Discovery Mobile”, the RFID device for waste management that identifies the disposal.

    Cosvega srl's testimony: “Discovery Mobile is a versatile RFID wearable”

    Speaking is Massimo Galasso, General Manager of Cosvega srl, a company that deals with urban hygiene services, green and territory maintenance for some Municipalities in the vicinity of Francavilla a Mare and for other territories in the provinc

    19 November 2018
  59. RFID wearable for RFID waste collection

    Discovery Mobile simplifies RFID waste collection and easily integrates with analytics systems. At IFAT we gathered the testimony of Antonio Garofano, Marketing Specialist of Officine Sostenibili srl

    Today's waste collection market proposals on technological solutions and devices for all needs.
    There is a wide range of certified waste collection systems on offer throughout Europe and this was seen in Munich, at the IFAT, the leading trade fair for environmental technologies.

    25 October 2018
  60. Partitalia for RFID waste management

    Massimo Galasso, General Manager of Cosvega srl, describes Partitalia's technologies for RFID waste management as «flexible, innovative and versatile». In particular, 'Discovery Mobile' is the RFID wearable solution that identifies the deliveries, transferring the data to 'Discovery Cloud'.

    Waste collection company: Cosvega srl

    Cosvega srl ​​​​is a company that deals with urban hygiene services, maintenance of green areas and the territory for some Municipalities in the vicinity of Francavilla a Mare, where it has its headquarters, and for other territories in the province of Latina and Rome.

    24 October 2018