Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy (Innbundet)

Towards a Wasteless Future or a Wasteful Planet?

Serie: International Solid Waste Association 



Forfatter: og
Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2020
Antall sider: 448
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781119699279
Kategori: Teknologi, transport og landbruk
Omtale Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy
How the marriage of Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy can radically transform waste management-and our world

Do we really have to make a choice between a wasteless and nonproductive world or a wasteful and ultimately self-destructive one? Futurist and world-renowned waste management scientist Antonis Mavropoulos and sustainable business developer and digital strategist Anders Nilsen respond with a ringing and optimistic "No!" They explore the Earth-changing potential of a happy (and wasteless) marriage between Industry 4.0 and a Circular Economy that could-with properly reshaped waste management practices-deliver transformative environmental, health, and societal benefits. This book is about the possibility of a brand-new world and the challenges to achieve it.

The fourth industrial revolution has given us innovations including robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D-printing, and biotech. By using these technologies to advance the Circular Economy-where industry produces more durable materials and runs on its own byproducts-the waste management industry will become a central element of a more sustainable world and can ensure its own, but well beyond business as usual, future. Mavropoulos and Nilsen look at how this can be achieved-a wasteless world will require more waste management-and examine obstacles and opportunities such as demographics, urbanization, global warming, and the environmental strain caused by the rise of the global middle class.

* Explore the new prevention, reduction, and elimination methods transforming waste management

* Comprehend and capitalize on the business implications for the sector

* Understand the theory via practical examples and case studies

* Appreciate the social benefits of the new approach

Waste-management has always been vital for the protection of health and the environment. Now it can become a crucial role model in showing how Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy can converge to ensure flourishing, sustainable-and much brighter-future.

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