We're replacing garbage trucks.
Garbage trucks have a detrimental impact on the environment in multiple ways. One major concern is their heavy reliance on fossil fuels, predominantly diesel, which leads to significant greenhouse gas emissions.
Along with greenhouse gases, garbage trucks emit pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM). These pollutants negatively affect air quality and human health. NOx contributes to smog formation and respiratory issues, while PM can cause respiratory and cardiovascular problems when inhaled.
Additionally, the collection process involves multiple trips to pick up waste from various locations, resulting in fuel consumption and emissions associated with each collection route. The inefficiency of traditional collection methods, including frequent stopping and idling, further worsens the environmental impact.
Furthermore, the noise pollution generated by garbage trucks can disturb local communities and wildlife. This disruption affects sleep patterns and contributes to stress, reducing the quality of life for those living nearby.
Zero Day revolutionizes waste management with its efficient micro-hauling system, providing a sustainable alternative to environmentally harmful garbage trucks. By harnessing the vast gig economy workforce and existing micro-haulers such as Biobikes in New York City, we transport waste blocks from individual bins to centralized receptacles. From there, the waste blocks are seamlessly collected by anaerobic digesters and composting facilities, ensuring proper disposal and resource recovery. This innovative approach minimizes carbon emissions, optimizes waste collection routes, and maximizes the potential for recycling and composting. With Zero Day's micro-hauling, we're paving the way for a greener and more efficient waste management future.