There are plenty of advancements in technology that have helped the world become a cleaner, more efficient place to live. From health and fitness apps that remind you to drink water or exercise, to e-commerce platforms that let you shop online without the need for paper receipts, these technologies are making our lives easier and helping us cut down on waste.
However, one area that has been difficult to solve is reducing waste on a systemic level. As a result, there are a variety of different solutions that have been implemented by businesses and individuals to help cut down on waste.
The most well-known solution is recycling. By recycling items, you’re able to take them out of the waste stream and reuse them again. This helps to reduce the amount of waste that’s created by manufacturers and consumers. However, in order for recycling to be effective, it needs to be done on a large scale.
According to Rodika Tollefson, a contributor to American Express, some companies are using robots to help speed up the recycling process. This helps to eliminate any human error that could lead to something being thrown in the trash when it’s supposed to be recycled.
Other innovations that have been made to help reduce waste include remote sensing technology that allows cities like Buenos Aires to better monitor their water usage. This has helped them to price their water usage more accurately and prevent over consumption of the resource.