Waste management

With the total volume of waste generated globally expected to increase by nearly 50% over the next decade, the adoption of innovative technologies will result in more integrated waste management solutions that move beyond the traditional use of labor, diesel trucks and conventional landfills. In this section you'll read about the technologies driving the emerging smart waste market and how they will lead to more sustainable cities.

Case Study: Four Korean Universities in Seoul

Thu, 2015-10-08 15:00 -- SCC Staff

At the time when South Korea’s top four universities decided to tackle their trash problem, they were experiencing trash bins piled to overflowing despite frequent collections and extremely low recycling diversion. After installing Clean Cubes from Ecube Labs, waste collection frequency was reduced from 12 times a week to less than 2, recycling diversion increased to 54% and costs associated with collections dropped 82%.

The Circular Economy

Mon, 2015-07-27 14:14 -- SCC Staff

In this presentation to members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Veolia North America CEO Terry Mah shares how businesses and communities are benefiting from environmental solutions that are delivered as part of the Circular Economy.

Ballarat, Australia: Managing local waste resources effectively

Fri, 2015-05-29 12:30 -- SCC Staff

As a recipient of a IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant in 2014, the city of Ballarat in New South Wales, Australia sought ideas from IBM experts on innovations that could help manage local waste resources effectively while reducing reliance on the landfill and strengthening the regional economy.This executive summary highlights IBM recommendations to Ballarat, which other cities can learn from.