RFID Chips Record Recycling

Big Brother Knows How Much You Recycle

Just read an interesting article in the Great Lakes IT Report (http://www.wwj.com) detailing an interesting use of RFID chips, for determining how much trash/recycling individual households put at the curb. The full article is available at http://www.cascadeng.com/press/pr/20060405.htm and I won’t repeat it all here, but the basic idea is that a trash company is embedding RFID chips in trash bins and rewarding customers for recycling. Ultimately the “stick” approach may be used to charge people for how much waste they produce. Cool idea.