Automated waste/carbon reporting — for all applications

Matter IO Pty Ltd
Tuesday, 01 February, 2022


Smart meters are playing a crucial role in the rapid digitisation and decarbonisation of energy markets.

Meanwhile, blockchain water-trading systems will be going live in Australia this year. There is, however, one utility that we use daily that has not been measurable — until now.

In a world first, Australian tech company, Matter is bringing app-based waste management to our homes and offices providing real-time data and waste/carbon monitoring. It’s simple to use and, for the office, will help with sustainability reporting. And it’s that extra thing we can all do towards net zero.

You can’t manage what you don’t measure

There are many waste streams but food waste is one of our biggest challenges.

Rabobank Australia has reported that:

  • $10.3b of food is binned each year (enough to feed 1.1 million households);
  • 7.6m tonnes of food was wasted across the farm-to-fork supply chain; and
  • around 50% of that was wasted by consumers.

As a result, the Australian Government has set — and committed to — halving our food waste by 2030. Urgent action is required in reaching this target and reversing current trends. This will require broad-scale behaviour change — but we’ll never manage without the measurement.

With its patented sensor and software combination, Matter has made it possible to do just this — measure household waste patterns so that we can all make better decisions.

Why is recording carbon important?

Reducing food waste is not just important for economic reasons.

Wasting food wastes everything, including valuable natural resources — water, land, energy — and is responsible for a large part of Australia’s carbon footprint. Waste accounts for 15% of the world’s methane, and methane is a potent greenhouse gas, with a warming potential 56 times that of carbon dioxide over twenty years.

That means methane from waste is a very big deal.

How do we tackle this?

With a smart system we can not only save hundreds of dollars but we can measure our individual and collective efforts in helping solve the problem.

According to the UK’s Centre for Social Innovation (Keep Britain Tidy) feedback loops are essential to changing behaviour.

‘This includes direct feedback to the household on their specific behaviour, as well as general feedback on recycling performance and issues.’

Matter’s ground-breaking sensor technology is totally sealed. The patented technology has three unique advantages:

  • It’s invisible ... small enough to be ‘embedded’ in a standard wheelie bin lid
  • Has incredible long life (no moving parts & a 12-year battery — no fuss exchange guaranteed)
  • It’s easy to use

For the office & council — Automated sustainability reporting

The system becomes even more powerful when connected to CarbonFX. This blockchain inventory provides an immutable record of waste carbon and will provide resilience to a global shift to net-zero emissions.

Here’s how it works:
  • Each time a bin is emptied the volume is recorded.
  • This is sent to a smart contract in the blockchain using a patented algorithm, which then
  • Estimates the masses of two greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide and methane.

The entire system is automated — no manual auditing — resulting in real-time sustainable reports according to ISO standards.

Ask us for a demo

CarbonFX and Capture are the platforms. They’re running now, right here in Australia.

And they’re ready to help our communities take on the planet’s biggest challenge.

Please contact us and we’ll be happy to show you more: matter.city

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