Collaboration will enable cities to enhance operations and reduce environmental impact

WasteExpo—Taoglas Waste Technologies TM, the leading smart waste management Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) provider, has announced a strategic collaboration with TELUS, a world-leading communications technology company, to improve lives and enhance efficiency and sustainability within communities through the use of cutting-edge smart waste management. The collaboration will combine TELUS Smart City solutions with the Taoglas Waste InsightsTM software platform, allowing for cities to vastly enhance the operation of waste management systems.

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According to the World Bank Group*, over two billion tons of municipal solid waste is being produced every year, with over one third being mismanaged through open dumping or burning. Forecasts indicate an increase in solid waste of 70 percent over the coming years and unless there is a change to how waste management is done, this global waste crisis will become much worse.

In collaboration with TELUS, Taoglas Waste Insights addresses this significant challenge in a number of ways:

  • By tracking and analyzing the movement of waste with sensors and a variety of deep insights and analytics, greater efficiencies and sustainability improvements can be achieved.
  • Operational and infrastructure savings can be realized by reducing the number of vehicles, waste bins, as well as fuel and service costs.
  • Environmental improvements can be achieved by reducing CO2 emissions and overflowing bins, as well reducing noise levels and fuel consumption.

Commenting on the initiative, Marshall Berkin, Vice-president, Industry Solutions, TELUS Business Solutions said, “Our Smart City solutions help cities operate more efficiently, and waste management systems can be significantly improved with these innovative technologies. We are pleased to team up with Taoglas Waste Technologies to provide smart waste solutions across Canada, which present practical commercial benefits, and, more importantly, make a lasting positive impact on the environment.”

Leveraging technology to improve the flow of information, TELUS drives better outcomes for people and businesses in our communities, from enhanced public safety and sustainability to vastly optimized operations with people-first solutions.

Taoglas Waste Technologies SVP and GM, Leon Hayes commented, “We are delighted to be working with TELUS on our combined vision of empowering smart city managers with innovative technologies to improve the lives of all citizens. The collaboration makes perfect sense as we bring together a complementary set of skills and experience in connectivity, waste management, as well as hardware and software design expertise.”

To find out more information about Taoglas Waste Technologies, visit our booth at WasteExpo #3709 or schedule a demonstration of the platform by contacting our regional sales team.

For more details about TELUS Smart City solutions, please visit telus.com/smartcity.

* https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/30317

ABOUT TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications technology company with $17 billion in annual revenue and 17 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video, and security. Our social purpose is to leverage our global-leading technology and compassion to drive social change and enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. The numerous, sustained accolades TELUS has earned over the years from independent, industry-leading network insight firms showcase the strength and speed of TELUS’ global-leading networks, reinforcing our commitment to provide Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to the people, resources and information that make our lives better.

TELUS Health is Canada’s leader in digital health technology, improving access to health and wellness services and revolutionizing the flow of health information across the continuum of care. TELUS Agriculture provides innovative digital solutions throughout the agriculture value chain, supporting better food outcomes from improved agri-business data insights and processes. TELUS International (TSX and NYSE: TIXT) is a leading digital customer experience innovator that designs, builds, and delivers next-generation solutions, including AI and content moderation, for global and disruptive brands across high-growth industry verticals, including tech and games, communications and media and ecommerce and FinTech. TELUS and TELUS International operate in 28 countries around the world.

Driven by our determination and vision to connect all citizens for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy to give where we live has inspired TELUS, our team members and retirees to contribute more than $900 million and 1.8 million days of service since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most giving company in the world. Together, let’s make the future friendly.

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com, follow us @TELUSNews on Twitter and @Darren_Entwistle on Instagram.

ABOUT TAOGLAS WASTE TECHNOLOGIES

Taoglas Waste Technologies creates sustainable smart waste solutions through technology, empowering enterprises, connecting cities and enabling the waste industry to better manage their waste assets. We are on a mission to integrate technology into the world’s most resource intensive industries, to drive efficiency, enhance operational performance, and reduce CO2 emissions. Our range of smart hardware and software solutions integrate seamlessly into existing workflows, transforming the management of waste through deep insights and analytics. Taoglas Waste Insights is the leading smart waste management ERP for enterprises and municipalities.

Taoglas Waste Technologies is part of Taoglas, a leading global provider of advanced technology for a smarter world. With world-class design, consultancy and engineering expertise, along with support and test centers globally, Taoglas has proven expertise across the transportation, waste management, connected healthcare, smart cities and smart building industries.

To learn more about Taoglas Waste Technologies, visit waste.taoglas.com.

Press Contact: mediarelations@taoglas.com

François Marchand TELUS Public Relations francois.marchand@telus.com

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