Changing the game
How digital transformation is changing the game in the waste industry
Waste businesses are risking their existence by adopting ICT too little and too late compared to other industry sectors, digital innovation is changing the game. The impact of digital transformation on our industry was the bottom line during the Cleaner Planet Convention (CPC), organized by GMT/AMCS in Amsterdam.
Technology, ICT and big data are playing increasingly important roles in most industries and waste is no exception. They are a major part of improving sustainability of our planet and the efficiency of doing business. Yet, companies in the waste and recycling industry are investing less than 1 percent of their revenue in ICT, explained Jimmy Martin, CEO of AMCS, at CPC 2016, The majority of funds are still spent on the procurement of trucks, containers or installations, business as usual but not game changing and not in line with other industries.