Rising awareness of Industry 4.0 is going to change waste and recycling industry
Inspirational panel discussion during eREC spotlights challenges and opportunities
The awareness that Industry 4.0 is going to change the way how waste and recycling companies operate, has grown significantly. That is clear for AMCS CMO Mark Abbas who participated in a panel discussion during the virtual tradeshow eREC. “Over the last few years there has been a change within the market resulting in a big catchup in the industry at present. For instance, we have seen this with the rise of predictive analytics and real-time dispatching of pickups based on predicting filling grades of containers. Even though it is still in an early stage, companies are also embracing innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning powered technologies for instance to grade recycling material.”
In an interview, he foresees the future of the waste and recycling industry in the next ten years. Additionally, Mark Abbas also highlights, among other things, the opportunities Industry 4.0 is providing the industry to face the challenges arising from the transformation to a circular economy. Accordingly, also the other participants in the eREC panel discussion Tim Rotheray (Viridor) Professor Edward Kosior (Nextek), Nick Cliffe (Innovate UK) and John Shegerian (ERI) share their vision.