Looking to address the issues surrounding litter, many local governments face the following obstacles.
"Our posters and signs don't stop people from littering."
"Even with a budget to combat littering, we don't know where and how to allocate it."
"Our municipality is unable to track the effectiveness of existing initiatives and programs."
The stubborn persistence of of littering is caused by a shortage of information surrounding the effectiveness of existing sanitation initiatives. This severely complicates municipal anti-litter efforts, and results in dirtier cities.
Looking to resolve this crucial absence of information, our team at Pirika developed "Takanome" to better gage levels of litter and help cities implement policies to stay clean.
How "Takanome" Works
1. Planning and Preparation
Determining Track Path
The area and frequency of the software's program is determined to meet project needs. Our team can also offer expert recommendations on the most effective routes.
2. Data Collection
Street Footage Captured via Mobile App
A team records video footage of selected streets using a mobile app. This step can be undertaken by either the client or our team at Pirika.
3. Computer Analysis
Identifying Litter Through Video Analysis
Using an image-inspection system developed by Pirika, our team breaks down collected footage to identify the type and amount of litter around the city.
4. Quality Assurance
Ensuring Quality Data
Trained staff study and correct footage to maintain data accuracy. Passed under human inspection, the final results contain only the most accurate measurements of litter.
5. Findings and Recommendations
Data-driven Recommendations and Solutions
Final findings are compiled into heat-maps for maximum impact. Findings reports, comparative analyses, and environmental policy recommendations are also offered.
"Takanome" has been crucial in identifying the severity of litter around the world, helping keep communities clean.
Yokohama, Totsuka Ward
Yokohama City Urban Beautification Division
Surveying the amount of litter around Totsuka station, the city obtained data necessary to maximize the placement of non-smoking areas
Kawasaki City / GLOCOM
Research was conducted in partnership with a university team. The project allowed for visualizations of city litter necessary for a data-oriented perspective perspective on the issue.
Osaka, Nishi-Yodogawa Ward
Osaka City Council Member Tokuda
In support of the Council Member's policy-making process, the intensity of litter around Tsukamoto station was measured, with similar projects in nearby Higashi-Yodogawa and Tennoji wards.
Pricing and Consultations
Appraisals for "Takanome" depend on tracking frequency and radius. (footage collected by Pirika incurs an additional fee) For approximations on price, please submit a document outlining the route for litter analysis. An estimation will be provided within 5 business days.
Become a Regional Partner
We are searching for partners looking to use our technologies to expand and improve their operations. Contact us below if your team is interested in working together towards a cleaner, more sustainable future.
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