“Investigation of the waste-removal chain through pervasive computing” by Avid Boustani, Lewis Girod, Dietmar Offenhuber, Rex Britter, Malima Wolf, David Lee, Stephen Miles, Assaf Biderman, and Carlo Ratti. (2010)
The sensible city lab at MIT attached sensors to 300 pieces of trash and followed their path on an online map of a city aqueduct system. By tracking the movement and route of different kinds of trash, the team was able to propose an efficient and effective solution to the problems in the current waste disposal system.
The paper can be read here…