- Industry Groups Study RFID at the Supply Chain's End
New ISO guidelines explore the environmental impact of RFID tags, and how to employ them to facilitate product recycling; an EPA-funded project is studying the use of RFID to aid in the recycling of consumer electronics.
- Routeware Launches RFID Solution for Waste Haulers
The system employs low-frequency RFID interrogators on trash-collection trucks to identify tagged waste and recycling containers, as well as track the recycling efforts of the residents they serve.
- Weyerhaeuser Offers High-Volume Source Tagging, But Demand Still Low
The company is supplying pretagged cardboard boxes to several of its customers, and plans to license its process for manufacturing RFID-tagged cardboard to International Paper and other firms.
- Cost Plus World Market Finds RFID Sweet Spot in Yard Management
The specialty retailer has deployed an RFID-based real-time location system to monitor trailers arriving at its main distribution center in Northern California, and to expedite the receipt of goods.
- RFID Helps Reward Consumers for Recycling
Kraft Foods joins RecycleBank in its use of RFID to track and reward consumers for recycling.
- Eco-friendly Clothing Store Plans to Debut With RFID
When Maskyelin opens for business in April, its employees will employ an RFID system that tracks products in the store and enables customers to purchase items without standing in line.
- Growers and Grocers Get Into Plastic Pallet Pool
While the plastic pallets' lightweight and environmental benefits first wooed its customers, iGPS hopes RFID-powered traceability will convince more to begin using its pallets.
- Startup Says It Has Cost-Effective Means to RFID-Enable Packaging
Hide-Pack's system embeds an RFID inlay into the joint of a box during manufacturing, protecting the tag and eliminating the need for an externally applied RFID label.
- RFID-enabled Vending Machine Dispenses Bottled Water
The S2C AquaDuct employs RFID not only to dispense five-gallon jugs of water, but also to accept empties and process deposit refunds.
- Wal-Mart Embraces RFID's Green Potential
The retailer says it is using the technology not only to improve customer service and profitability, but also to boost the planet's environmental health.
- Georgia Ports Authority Hopes RFID Will Boost Efficiency, Throughput
The Port of Savannah's new system includes 915 MHz active RFID tags, OCR and 125 kHz underground inductive loops to identify and locate trucks and their cargo containers.
- RFID Helps California Crops Grow
Ceàgo Vinegarden is using passive tags and active sensors to improve the quality of its grapes, reduce environmental impacts and increase efficiencies.
- Building Automation Will Drive ZigBee Adoption
Systems using the communication standard for active 2.4 MHz RFID devices will be widely deployed in 2008, according to a report from market research firm ABI Research.
- Can RFID Save the Planet?
A new World Wildlife Fund report suggests that RFID and microsensors could help reduce waste and improve recycling.
- Auto-ID Center Adds Aussie Co.
Visy Industries, a leading packaging company, has become the first Australian company to sponsor the EPC effort.