UK Daily Mail
June 8, 2011
They have hired bin police forces, stuck microchips in the wheelie bins and dragged their residents to court for disobedience to strict rubbish rules.
Now there is a new option for local councils anxious to ensure that families follow instructions about rubbish – in-bin cameras.
The in-bin camera automatically records what someone has thrown away every time they use their kitchen bin.
It sends the pictures to a social networking site so that their rubbish can be monitored and neighbours can comment on their recycling habits.
Academics at Newcastle University who have pioneered bin-TV say it could be used to ‘change the behaviour’ of people who refuse to recycle or who throw away too much food and packaging.
This article was posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 8:46 am