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Industry 4.0 key to delivering a circular economy

Sustainable Industrial Practices


Industry 4.0, which redefines our economies through the advances of robotics and the Internet of Things, is also capable of creating a circular economy through smart waste management, But will it? This report explores the question.

Perspectives and insights

  • IoT, in addition to its potential to stimulate a sustainable economy through longer product cycles and smarter preventive maintenance of equipment can also be the basis for global Extended Producer Responsibility schemes.
  • The fourth industrial revolution brings a new solution: robots. Through robots, there is also a real opportunity to close the loop and minimize or eliminate e-waste.