The Trash Talker uses small weight sensors placed underneath both receptacles. Connected wirelessly to an employee’s computer (via RFID & Bluetooth interface), the worker and manager receive data on the amount of waste/recycled materials each person generates on a daily basis. This data can be visualized many ways, including actual weight or volume in relation to other employees or graphically number of trees used. The webpage & widget interfaces serve as a daily reminder for each employee about how much they are throwing out. This helps them to reconsider what they use & conserve as well as offer tips for certain reducing their waste output.
The deeper corporate value comes with data collection throughout the company’s network and then aggregated to track the overall level of waste management for departments and an entire company. Companies will gain heightened visibility of how its resources are used as well as the volume of materials they are recycling versus throwing out. This information is immediate and can be used to curb excess waste (i.e. “John, your trash has been twice as high this month” or “Cindy, you generate half as much waste as other employees, tell us how we can learn from your working patterns.”).