Waste management has become a pressing issue in the Americas due to population growth and urbanization. To combat this challenge, innovative technologies have emerged to reduce waste generation and promote sustainable practices.
To learn more about this topic, the EU Tech Chamber (EUTECH) Americas Alliance organised a webinar on May 10, 2023. The topic under discussion was, “New Tech for Waste Reduction in Americas”.
The webinar started off with a brief overview of the organization and a formal introduction of the panelists by our moderator, Dr. Igor V. Gladkov. who is the Director of the Food, Farming, and Fisheries Alliance. The event was co-moderated by Ms. Lauranne Rijks, coordinator at the EUTECH.
During the webinar, the speakers delved into the latest advancements in waste reduction technology and their transformative impact on waste management in the Americas. They shed light on emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), and robotics, emphasizing their potential to revolutionize traditional waste management practices.
Furthermore, the concept of Reverse Logistics Operations was also a key topic of discussion during the webinar. Reverse logistics focuses on the efficient management of the entire product lifecycle, including the return, recovery, and recycling of products and materials. They emphasized the limitations and environmental consequences of traditional linear systems, where resources are extracted, products are manufactured, consumed, and eventually discarded as waste.
We want to thank our speakers for their informed insights on today’s topic. Moreover, special thanks to Dr. Igor V. Gladkov and Ms. Lauranne Rijks for moderating the webinar and distributing Tree-Certificates to the panelists.
Above all, sincere thanks to all our attendees – your comments, compliments, and questions. Stay tuned for our next Americas Alliance webinar!