Digital technologies have transformed many industries in the past two decades. It began with the spread of the internet, then mobile technologies, and later smart phones. Now technologies related to AI, IOT, 3D printing and Blockchain are creating disruptive solutions for sustainability and the environment. Digital technologies are closing the loop on the plastic circular economy by eliminating friction from supply chains, providing real time information, and collecting or sorting waste more efficiently.
In this issue of your Ubuntoo digest, we focus on innovations that use innovative digital technologies to address the problem of plastic waste. Just click on the links below or use your Ubuntoo login to browse our solutions by entering keywords into the search bar.Feel free to recommend any solutions you know that we may have missed. Or post a query on our forums to get answers from experts in our community.
Peter & Venky
Disruptive Digital Technologies
When you think of plastic waste, you rarely think of cutting-edge digital technologies. And yet, there is a new breed of innovators who are applying tools that are typically associated with Silicon Valley to address the age old problem of managing our waste.
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition announced ReNew ELP as the winner of the Flexpack Recovery Challenge at their recently concluded SPC Impact conference in Seattle. Congratulations to the winning team and to the finalists. Ubuntoo is proud to have played a significant role in making this challenge a success.
MIT Solve has announced a Circular Economy Challenge to identify how people can create and consume goods that are renewable, repairable, reusable, and recyclable.
Cities and communities from the UK to the UAE are using Blockchain technology to manage their waste
MUST SEE, LISTEN, READ
This week, we launched a new video about an innovation from the Ubuntoo community –Poppits Toothpaste Their solution could prevent 1.5 billion toothpaste tubes from reaching landfills every year.
We loved reading this article about 5 success factors for digital transformation in the waste and recycling industries
“Cradle to Cradle is like good gardening; it is not about “saving” the planet but about learning to thrive on it.”
― Michael Braungart, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things