Periodic Reporting for period 1 - RECYSMART (SMART CONTAINER AND BIG DATA PLATFORM TO INCREASE PACKAGING RECYCLING RATES AND BOOST THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY)
Reporting period: 2018-06-01 to 2018-09-30
The proposed solution to these problems is RecySmart, a combination of a device and a platform that allows, through technology, to relate these two concepts. This relation makes possible to public institutions to create these incentive systems and, in addition, to have access to the Big Data necessary to improve the waste management system.
Finally, it is foreseen during Phase 2 to carry out a product optimisation in order to identify the gaps required to start with the testing and semi-industrial production of RecySmart, this optimization will be done in two ways, both hardware and software. Within this process a more specific IRP & Regulations analysis will be carried out, adapting the conclusions to the product. The other main objective is to adapt the product to the specific needs of the market by carrying out pilot tests in real environments. The final objective of this is to exploit the developed product developing and scalable and repeatable sales model and revenue plan and disseminate it promoting the project and its findings during the period of the grant, engaging potential buyers and stakeholders.
The development of this project will allow public administrations and other entities related to the waste management sector to have access to a large amount of service data, which will allow new improvements to be introduced with the aim of improving selective collection and thus current recycling ratios. In addition to this, there is the option of implementing incentive systems, with the aim of increasing separation by citizens. All these enhancements in recycling will lead to less waste in the environment and savings in raw materials thanks to recycling and the conversion of waste into new products usable by industry, closing the circle.