- An underground waste and recycling facility began operations in Gandhinagar, India, touted as the country’s first smart city.
- Envac, the pneumatic tube manufacturer that specializes in waste transportation systems, began utilizing the system it designed at the start of April.
- Envac will handle the estimated over 400 tons of waste generated by the entire district daily; this includes 25,000 apartments, 100,000 residents and 500,000 workers.
Ramakant Jha, the managing director and group CEO of the smart city, or Gujarat International Finance & Tec-City (GIFT City) said, “Being a smart city, most of the infrastructure we are developing will add value to the overall development and the automated waste collection system at city level will remove human interaction in the collection and disposal of waste.”
Envac systems are currently installed in various places worldwide, including Disney World in Florida, New York’s Roosevelt Island, and at Pearson Airport in Toronto, Canada. Waste Dive reported in March Envac was being explored for cities like New York.