'Circular economy' and 'fourth industrial revolution' not a threat to waste management future

National Waste Summit to hear new technology could be missed opportunity

8th April, 2016

Technology will play a pivotal role in the future of waste management - but opportunities could be missed if the industry is not prepared for change, an expert has warned.

CEO of D-Waste and International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), Scientific and Technical Committee (STC) chair, Antonis Mavropoulos, says the future of recycling will be robotic, driverless and powered by artificial intelligence.

But Mavropoulos is warning the same developments will bring huge challenges and the potential...

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