The biggest challenges facing the waste management industry are ineffective collections, irregular waste pickups and the efficient sorting of waste, according to a recent analysis by Frost & Sullivan.
“Companies should leverage IoT and big data to optimize and increase the efficiency of their waste management processes and strengthen client relationships,” said the consultancy’s Akshaya Gomatam Ramachandran, Energy & Environment Research Analyst. The report echoes AMCS’ own findings of a year ago, which revealed that the waste and recycling industry are investing less than 1% of their revenue in ICT, with most companies spending on procuring more trucks, containers or installations. More of the same, in other words. These investments won’t address challenges such as ineffective collections in any game-changing way.