|The Impact of Digital Transformation on the Waste Recycling Industry|
|Capitalizing on Opportunities in the Emerging Digital Economy|
Digital transformation has become the new era of business, a ladder in the industrial evolution enabled by the extensive use of smart technologies. In recent years, digital disruptions have been transforming businesses and operating models, reshaping the market potential for companies and, in certain cases, completely changing the frame of an industry. The biggest impact of this digital transformation has been in the customer-facing industry. As data becomes more intensive, industries will increasingly rely on digital technologies to manage their businesses effectively.
The waste and recycling industry is changing rapidly since the last decade and is on the verge of digital transformation. Start-ups are completely taking up the recycling value chain, thereby accelerating the digital transformation of the industry. This study provides an in-depth insight of the impact of digital transformation in the waste recycling industry, focusing especially on various smart technologies such as smart bins, smart trucks, and robotics sorting that are deployed to effectively manage different waste streams. It gives an overview of the challenges and types of existing and potential smart solutions to tackle those challenges. Waste recycling industry trends spurring the digital transformation will provide interesting insights to readers. Top technologies, phases of digital technology implementation by region, and market segments are analyzed to provide an overall understanding of the dominant segment and the cost-effective technology that is currently preferred for investments.
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