Renewable Matter # 21 / May-June

Waste + Information = Resource

by Rémy Le Moigne

Today waste is often left without an identity. The material passport of product components, predictive maintenance and the management of big data, are some of the instruments available for turning waste into a resource.

 

Circular economy principles rely on a very simple equation, “waste = resource.” However, the reality is somewhat different. For example, converting plastic waste into valuable material is challenging as the plastics composition or the presence of toxic substances is often unknown. Making used equipment “as good as new” is difficult without information regarding...

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