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Issue No. 02 - April-June (2013 vol. 12)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 38-48
Santi Phithakkitnukoon , The Open University
Malima I. Wolf , ITIA-CNR
Dietmar Offenhuber , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Lee , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Assaf Biderman , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Carlo Ratti , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Using active self-reporting tags, the authors followed 2,000 objects through Seattle's waste management system. By making the waste "removal chain" more transparent, they help reveal the disposal process of everyday objects, highlighting potential inefficiencies in the current removal system.
Wearable computers, Ubiquitous computing, Waste management, Tracking, Remote sensing, Tagging, Environmental management

S. Phithakkitnukoon, M. I. Wolf, D. Offenhuber, D. Lee, A. Biderman and C. Ratti, "Tracking Trash," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 38-48, 2013.
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