“Joining forces and synergies with bee smart city is simply great. We cannot let escape the possibility to be a member of a broad community of different solutions for Smart Cities with the ultimate goal to transform cities into better places for their citizens. We are really proud to share our expertise with bee smart city and are convinced that it can be useful for many cities.”
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The history of PWC (Pneumatic Solid Waste Collection) has led to close to 1,000 installations around the world, built over 60 years in many different cities.
However, over the last years the technology has changed dramatically: new design, new materials, new software, and new components have led to high-performance systems. This is what it is called 'PWC 2.0': a completely renewed smart technology for smart and sustainable cities.
This development, coupled with a real demand of cities and the market, were the reasons for the foundation of the International Pneumatic Waste Collection Association (IPWCA). Leading cities, consultants, engineering firms, and manufacturers involved with PWC from all around the world are members of IPWCA.
After the climate summit, IPWCA wants to focus on the benefits of PWC 2.0 for cities and its citizens from a sustainability point of view. PWC 2.0 must be part of the change into a better world.
Today the world has new international protocols and requirements for sustainability, like Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, and the United Nation’s Conference on Climate Change 2015 in Paris, France.
The use of new pneumatic solutions has been acknowledged as a highly efficient and very sustainable method for solid waste collection. A significant amount of research has taken place, which has resulted in the advance of pneumatic solid waste collection systems into high-performance smart waste management solutions.
Companies in this field have often worked in comparatively isolated locations throughout the world. The intention of the International Pneumatic Waste Collection Association is to provide a forum for experts, manufacturers, users and professionals active in this field, for sharing information and knowledge. Working together we can become the leaders in fulfilling the requirements for sustainability and energy efficiency.
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