This project is intended to develop a new and innovative IT tool that may contribute to empower Regional Waste Management Utilities (RWMU) in their dual role of designers and managers of decentralized and customized solutions and as promoters of new citizen behavior in terms of waste generation and handling. The Bee2WasteCrypto project will focus on data science and Blockchain technologies to maximize value and contribute to a sustainable waste management strategy at a local level, with a global scope.
Keywords: Waste · PAYT · Blockchain · SmartCities · IOT · Industry 4.0 · Artificial Intelligence
The RWMUs will choose the best set of technologies to help in their operation, namely in terms of the quality and quantity of waste generated and materials to be produced from waste processing, under environmental and economic criteria. This IT tool will facilitate Pay As You Throw (PAYT) schemes, by using blockchain technologies to produce liable information and establish recycling rate credits based on the performance of each RWMU in the national recycling scenario (an analogue of carbon credits in the energy sector).
In short, the Bee2WasteCrypto Consortium will focus on data science to deliver the best combination of technologies that maximizes value and contributes to a sustainable waste management strategy at a local level with a global scope.