29 Nov '11, 10am
RFID Technology Offers Sustainability Opportunities in Korea and Beyond
But what is exciting, (or Orwellian depending on your perspective), are the opportunities RFID provides for waste diversion and improved agricultural practices. Since the 1990s, public service announcements have urged citizens and businesses to handle food waste more responsibly–a huge challenge if you have ever sat down for a Korean meal and all the side dishes that come along with it. That’s because a lot of water is required to process that food waste, and it all gets discharged into the ocean. By 2013, Korea will stop discharging grey water into the sea. To that end, residents and businesses will separate food waste and dispose it in specially designed bins. On the trade show floor, an SK employee explained how RFID tags will be able to gauge the weight of food waste to the exact gram. Upon holding his or her individually issued card embedded with an RFID tag on a sens...