[LINK] Surveillance in extremis
gramadan at umd.com.au
Mon Aug 28 23:04:36 EST 2006
Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> Geoff Ramadan wrote:
>> I have just spoken to a Solution Provider that provides tracking
>> solutions for bins.
>> The general experience from overseas is that solutions based on
>> weight DON'T work.
>> All it does is encourage home owners to remove or damage the RFID
>> chip, or dispose of garbage by some other means.
> But Geoff, you are the one who suggested we did not need a user
> education program, a few emails back.
I don't think so.... what I did say was:
"It would have helped if the Council advised in advance what was going
on and why."
in response to
"They've stuck tracking bugs on 90,000 garbage bins, including my
family's, without telling us anything about it and as a ratepayer I'd
like to know what they're up to," he said.)
I think the council has poorly handle this whole thing.
> ...separating paper from containers for recycling doesn't work either
> but this didn't stop Leichhardt Council from awarding wast collection
> tenders based on this ... I note that Ryde has combined recycle bins.
> Didn't notice any references to RFID or how they will be used at
> there has to be a benefit passed onto users...reduce your waste and
> pay lower rates...but it is more likely that it is the
> opposite...reduce your waste, but higher rates for systems to monitor
> waste and which won't work because those doing the right thing will
> continue to do so and the others will circumvent the measures - if the
> systems work at all.
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