Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New Manningham rubbish bins come with a hidden surprise.

The other day I had to wash out my new rubbish bin and noticed something I'd not seen before on the old bin.

Under the front lip of the bin I found an unusual round object that seemed out of place. A little investigation revealed this was an RFID tag made by HID.

RFID tags like these enable an organisation to better manage their assets. They also make it easier for organisations to collect information. Garbage trucks could easily measure things such as the weight of each bin and record the information for later use.

There is no good or bad inherent in using technology. It really depends on how the information is used.

Not sure really why councils would not openly let residents know their new bins now contain RFID tags as this is a useful feature for councils.

Kelvin Eldridge

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