Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Tracking chips inserted in bins

You may have seen reports over the weekend carried initally in the Mail on Sunday and subsequently by the BBC about computer chips being placed in bins to enable tracking of rubbish collections and levels.

It would appear that the new recycling bins distributed by Bournemouth Borough Council may include these chips. The use of this technology concerns the Conservative group on the council greatly and we will be pressing for assurances by the officers and Lib Dem Cabinet member responsible for the scheme that the technology will not be used without approval from the full council.

1 comment:

Ellee Seymour said...

Nick, it's obvious why the local authority is doing this, so it can make successful future prosecutions. Do you remember the case that was thrown out of court when it couldn't be proved that a woman had not correctly sorted out her bins? I have written about this too.
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