02 May '16, 7pm

6 New Ways #Tech Is Helping to Drive #Sustainability

6 New Ways #Tech Is Helping to Drive #Sustainability

But, on a deeper level, one of the most promising aspects of IoT in terms of sustainability is the ability to facilitate a circular economy — a system in which waste is repurposed and products are designed for reuse at the end of their lifecycle. Intelligent Assets , a recent report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation , provides a vision for a digitally enhanced, prosperous circular economy. The report states that smart devices provide an abundance of information, which can help maximize the utility of materials and optimize the amount that can be looped back into subsequent products. Objects in the IoT are embedded with chips and sensors, allowing them to be tracked throughout their lifecycles, which can enable designers and manufacturers to pinpoint exactly at what point certain components can be taken out of the waste stream and reused or repurposed. Design firms and comp...

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